Rugby Rugby

KRU enters partnership with General Motors

KRU Secretary General Oduor Gangla (left) when signing the deal on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
KRU Secretary General Oduor Gangla (left) when signing the deal on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – The Kenya Rugby Union has announced a one year partnership with vehicle manufacturer General Motors East Africa to become the official Kenya Rugby transport partner.

The partnership is set to commence immediately, with the national sevens team being the first beneficiaries.

Through the partnership, General Motors will provide buses and their double cabin pickups to transport the national rugby teams during their training activities, local matches and international tournaments to and from the airport.

“Isuzu has been at the fore front of driving the economy forward in various ways. In line with our ‘Tuko Pamoja Safarini’ campaign, this partnership is our commitment to support and further grow the rugby sport in Kenya,” General Motors Managing Director, Rita Kavashe noted.

“Rugby is a rapidly growing sport in Kenya and our partnership with KRU makes perfect sense as we continue to grow together. In addition, our Isuzu range of vehicles offer performance, durability, strength and reliability; qualities that directly resonate with the sport of rugby,” she added.

The partnership will see the Kenya Rugby Union receive three Isuzu GB Polo buses that will be used by the various rugby teams while traveling to domestic and international competitions among other duties undertaken by the Rugby Team.

“It’s vital that sportsmen have comfortable and reliable transport that will guarantee safety during travel. The Isuzu buses and vehicles which are built with these features, will be available to transport the teams to and from their training camps, domestic matches and to the airport during international trips,” affirmed Kavashe.

Also present at the announcement was the Kenya Rugby Union Secretary, Oduor Gangla who described the partnership as a good investment to the rugby fraternity.

“The partnership announced today is a statement of General Motors’ commitment to investing in the sport of rugby. On behalf of the Kenya Rugby Union I would like to express our profound appreciation to the company for choosing to partner with us,” remarked Gangla.