Rugby Rugby

KRU unveils internal graft probe team


RUGBY-BALLNAIROBI, January 8 – Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) board has constituted a seven-member committee led by its Director, Pape Sembi to investigate allegations of financial impropriety in the local governing body.

The Committee that also features chairman of the Council of Kenya Cup; Simpson Osiemo has a fortnight to look into the claims, summon people concerned, review evidence and submit a report to the board for adoption.

The board has also formally instructed its auditors, PKF to begin a financial review of the Union, investigating the 2014 Bamburi Rugby Super Series and Safaricom International Sevens for any financial impropriety.

The auditors have until February 20 to complete the exercise.

The chairmen of the clubs had asked an audit to be carried out after members raised concern over corruption, unscrupulous procurement deals and inflated expenses in some of the major tournaments but some directors stopped it.

This led chairman Mwangi Muthee alongside directors Godwin Karuga and Maurice Masiga to resign three days after head coach Paul Treu quit.

KRU is expected to hold its annual general meeting towards the end of March.

Other members of the committee are, Xavier Makuba (KCB), Thomas Opiyo (Nondescripts RUFC), Jan Mugambi (Kenyatta University) and Ray Olendo from Kabras Sugar.