The official Egerton university rugby team, Egerton Wasps has claimed that their recent failure to attend matches as scheduled are due to unavoidable strikes that has engulfed Egerton university. They pointed fingers to the demonstration which led to the closure of the university in December last year.
The 2011/12 University League Champions and Rift Valley Pool B nationwide side are now requesting for a rescheduling of their matches. This is after failing to appear for the league match against Naivasha.
The team has written to the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) asking them to reschedule their fixtures. In the letter written by Egerton Wasps Rugby Football Club Honorary Secretary Collins Omogo, they indicated that unavoidable circumstances had led to them failing to honour their immediate fixtures. The team also went ahead and provided alternative dates which they think will be suitable for their fixtures.
“Due to the unrest at Egerton University-Njoro towards the end of last year, the team, whose majority are students of the university, were forced to postpone its last two fixtures of the year pending re-opening of campus”, the letter read in part.
“In another twist of events, the varsity’s end-of-semester exams were rescheduled to January. Given the institution’s policy not to engage in extracurricular activity at exam time, the team was forced to postpone this weekend’s fixture”, the letter added.
Wasps tendered a tentative arrangement on how they feel they can comfortably, though straining, honour their fixtures.
“We propose to play Kericho on Sunday, January 25 and Kabarak on January 28. The 31 January fixture will be played as scheduled and then on Wednesday February 4, we play Nakuru.”
KRU is yet to give its response.