Ronald Bukusi resigns as Kenya Rugby Union CEO

Kenya Rugby Union CEO Ronald Bukusi [L] and Kenya Simbas Team Manager Wangila Simiyu addressing ...
Kenya Rugby Union CEO Ronald Bukusi [L] and Kenya Simbas Team Manager Wangila Simiyu addressing the media during the Kenya Simbas squad naming to play Uganda in the second leg of the Elgon cup/Rugby Africa gold cup at the RFUEA Grounds on may 22,2017.Photo/Kelly Ayodi/

The Kenya Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer Ronald Bukusi has resigned from his position after three years at the helm.

Sylvia Kamau, who currently heads the Leagues and Fixtures Committee has been appointed acting Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

In a statement posted to its website and signed by the Oduor Gangla, the Union’s secretary, Bukusi’s decision to step down was listed as due to “personal reasons.”

“The Kenya Rugby Union Board of Directors announces to all Affiliates, Sponsors and the rugby fraternity that it has received with regret notice from Mr. Ronald Bukusi of his decision to resign as the Chief Executive Officer of KRU for personal reasons,” reads the statement.

“Simultaneously, the board announces the appointment of Ms. Sylvia Kamau as Ag. Chief Executive Officer of KRU with immediate effect. Ms. Kamau will hold the position until 31 December, 2018.”

Bukusi was appointed CEO on February 1, 2015 and is lauded for “his steadfast leadership” and overseeing a successful period in Kenyan rugby.

“Major achievements during his tenure include (i) Kenya Shujaa victory in Singapore 7s leg of the World Rugby Series in 2016 (ii) Olympic participation by Shujaa and Lionesses team; (iii) the qualification of Kenya Lionesses to the Commonwealth Games and subsequent victory at Africa Women’s Sevens; and (iv) annual Game Conference,” continues the statement.

Ms. Kamau tenure as CEO will oversee several major activities chief among them the qualification for 2019 RWC for Simbas, Safari Sevens, Lionesses preparations for World Series qualifiers in March 2019 and Shujaa preparations for 2018-19 World Sevens Series.

“We appeal to all stakeholders to support Ms. Kamau as she steers the secretariat during this period. Ms. Kamau and Mr. Bukusi will work together towards a smooth and efficient transition in the coming weeks,” said Gangla.

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