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Stage Set for Eldoret 7s Amidst Flurry of Controversies

Unless you’re residing in the dunes of Timbuktu, then, you must know, by now, that the biggest rugby tournament this weekend in the country is happening right here at Eldoret Sports Club. Eldoret 7s is just a couple of hours to kick off.

Eldoret 7s poster

All systems go. Eldoret 7s issa plan

The much-publicized event has not only attracted big brands in partnership deals and sponsorship, but it is literarily the talk of the town. Hardly can you browse through Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp timelines without bumping into an Eldoret 7s promo.

Here is a list of teams confirmed so far; Moi Arsonist, Eldoret Falcons, Eldoret RFC, MKU Kakamega, MKU Nairobi, UoE Trojans, Kabras RFC, Kisii RFC, KPA Eldoret Rugby Club and Aviators Rugby Club.

Eldoret 7s After Party line up

An all-star Eldoret 7s after party lineup

Furthermore, Eldoret 7s after party will see performances from Kenya’s top artists Avril, Naiboi and Willy Paul alongside Eldoret’s finest talents like Mc Nick, Mc Kento, Dj Blaze, Dj Sule, Frenky Kyser and Vaccine among others.

Controversies Surrounding Eldoret 7s

“Buzeki 7s” Tag

It’s not a secret that significant funding and support for the rugby event has come from Kiprop Bundotich “Buzeki” the aspiring governor for Uasin Gishu county. This fact has brought about heated exchange of words on different online forums whereby a lot of people are labeling the event, Buzeki 7s.

Bezeki 7s or Eldoret 7s?

A Buzeki branded truck on Roadshow and mtaa activation campaign for Eldoret 7s

Just two nights ago, there were reports that the boys putting up posters for the rugby tournament were harassed by goons, beaten and robbed then handed over to the police on claims that they were putting up posters of the aspirant onto those of the incumbent.

Although the issue was sorted out, the “poster boys” are said to have pressed charges against harassment and theft by the goons.

Mr. & Miss Eldoret 7s “unfair” battle for likes

The rules were simple – DM or tag @eldoret7s on your photo using the hashtags #Eldoret7s #MrAndMissEldoret7s.

The participants with the highest number of likes will automatically be crowned and awarded Ksh. 5000 + seasonal tickets. While the contest has seen a lot of entries, most of the Mr. & Miss Eldoret 7s are crying foul while claiming that other contestants are buying likes.

Screenshot Mr & Miss Eldoret 7s

Most of the “popular” guys have been totally floored, so, they’ve resorted to name-calling and trolling.

 

It remains to be seen how the Eldoret 7s organizers will verify votes and announce the winners.

Have you Purchased your tickets yet?
If not
1) Go to Mpesa/Airtel
2) Select Paybill Option
3) Enter Business Number 578 888
4) Enter Account no. 6464 (Daily Tickets)
4) Enter Account No. 6464B (Seasonal Tickets)
5) Enter Amount depending on the number of tickets.
6) you will receive an SMS with your Tickets Details.

Or go to
http://www.mi-ticket.co.ke/index.php?id_product=163&controller=product

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