Kenya Rugby to provide funding support for hardest-hit clubs

"We are so proud to be part of this solution"

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The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) have partnered with Mobile Futures and Naivas Supermarkets to provide support to clubs in the East African nation which have been hardest hit financially during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Mobile Futures chief executive Raphael Marambii said: “It is very laudable that the Kenya Rugby Union through the Rugby Africa Solidarity Fund is now able to safely and efficiently support our world-beating Rugby stars and show them how valuable they are to our country and give them hope.

“We are so proud to be part of this solution and we look forward to ensuring the best service for the digital vouchers’ recipients. These digital vouchers through our technology will be locked for use to only Naivas Supermarket tills countrywide thus ensuring the beneficiaries not only get the best service but also ensuring no misuse of the vouchers so that they are only used for essential groceries shopping.”

Thomas Odundo, the Kenya Rugby Union’s Director of Rugby said: “Through this initiative, KRU will offer support to 25 clubs in the Nationwide League, which is the lowest tier of club competition in the country. It will also offer support to the KRU secretariat and support staff as well as match officials, who largely go unrecognised.

“KRU will also support the national teams as they prepare to return to training after the soon to be released guidelines from the ministry of sports – with forms of medical or psychosocial support as recommended as well as the provision of personal protective equipment to the players, officials and other support staff.”

In partnership with ANA and Sports Leo

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