Kenya Rugby Union players on Sunday received Ksh10,000 each from government of Kenya as part of Covid-19 stimulus package.
This comes a week after Football players also received the same amount.
However, in rugby, only national team players- Kenya 7s, Kenya Lionesses, Kenya Simbas and Chipu received the cash as Raga House understands.
“On this Madaraka Day Eve, the Kenya Rugby Union wishes to thank His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta, through the Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage, for stepping in with a stimulus pack for our National Team Players and Management who have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic,” said KRU.
“Given that they rely wholly on their National Team engagements for sustenance, they have proved especially vulnerable at this time and we are grateful for the release of the much-needed support to them and their families.”
“We are grateful to Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed, PS Joe Okudo, and the entire team at the Ministry for coming through for our athletes at this time and look forward to continued support as the situation persists.“
Ministry of Sports through Sports Fund kicked-off distribution of COVID-19 stimulus package from the Sports Fund last week.