Sports Cabinet Secretary Richard Echesa has promised to look into the grievances of the Kenya Rugby Sevens players as well as the general plight of the game.
Echesa made the remarks via a tweet on Monday when he held a crisis meeting with the Shujaa players at his office.
In attendance were former skipper Andrew Amonde, speedster Collins Injera , amongst others.
Echesa’s meeting come just days after the Kenya Rugby Union sacked Innocent Simiyu as the head coach of the Sevens team following the fallout from the team’s outing at the Paris Sevens where the players construed to conceal Brand Kenya’s ‘Make it Kenya’ message on their shirts as a protest over delay in settling their allowances.
The move by the players did not go down well with Brand Kenya, prompting Tourism CS Najib Balala to cancel the Sh 20m sponsorship the former had with the team.
Following the suspension of the National Rugby 7s coach, Innocent Simuyu & the brand Kenya sponsorship withdrawal I met the Rugby team and we had a candid discussion with them .I would like to assure the Rugby stakeholders to remain calm as my ministry handles their grievances . pic.twitter.com/VoYiwYSeWT
— Rashid Echesa (@CSRashidEchesa) June 25, 2018
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