Mwamba RFC star Horace Owiti is suspended from all rugby for up to four weeks for abusing a referee during the Kabeberi 7s.
A judicial hearing was held on a misconduct charge during his team’s Kabeberi Sevens match against Nondescripts on Saturday 9 September.
Referee’s report said Awiti tackled an opponent from an offside position at a quick penalty take and after the game, he approached the match official (Emmanuel Marete), and is said to have spewed out a not so respectful word.
Otieno was found in breach of World Rugby Regulation 20.4b by way of engaging in conduct that would bring the Game into disrepute and did not uphold the spirit of the Laws of the Game (in breach of clause 1.2 of the Code of Conduct).
He will miss the remainder of the National Sevens Circuit (i.e. the “Prinsloo” 7s Tournament in Nakuru, the“Sepetuka” 7s Tournament in Eldoret, the “Dala” 7s Tournament in Kisumu and the “Christie” 7s Tournament in Nairobi).
Awiti has the right to appeal against the decision.