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Did Kakamega High School field a female player in rugby match?

Rugby giant Kakamega High School is on the spotlight for reportedly “fielding a female player” during the Kakamega County Rugby Games finals earlier this month.

This claim was contained in an petition by St Peters Mumias High School filed at a Kakamega Court.

Kakamega High School beat St Peters High School during the county finals, a result the latter is contesting.

Kakamega High School is accused of presenting Christopher Njoki on the players’ list to feature in the competition, whereas details from the Kenya National Examinations Council indicate the index number and name belong to one Macharia Beatrice Njeri.

According to the court papers, St Peters Principal Godfrey Owori  claims among other issues, that Kakamega High School fielded “one outsider”, three overage students and another unidentified player.

ANOMALIES

“A simply scrutiny of the team presented by Kakamega High School reveals anomalies, presenting a competitor Wiseman Angaya, who repeated Form Four. He was in the same class last year.

“The school also presented three overage players Amukoye Peter, Longo Joseph Odhiambo and Cedrick Euguene whose records of birth show they were born before the (qualification age) of 19/09/1996,” the court papers read.

In the interim, Kakamega Judge Ruth Sitati has granted orders to stop Kakamega High School rugby team from competing in the Nzoia Region Games that commenced earlier this week.