Bottom-placed Mt Kenya United have given league leader Gor Mahia a walk over after players failed to show up for their match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. An hour before the match, the players were still stranded at City Stadium in Nairobi as they lacked a means of transport to get them to the venue.
Mount Kenya United now face a risk to be punished by Federation of Kenyan Football as they have not officially stated the reason why they did not honour the fixture. This is in addition to Gor being awarded a 2: 0 win hence earning them three points without a sweat. Well, the team is as good as relegated but it is no excuse to be abandoned by its sponsors.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria is the patron of Mount Kenya United and seems to have abandoned it perhaps because it is bound for relegation. Kuria took over the club and had its name changed from Nakumatt FC to Mount Kenya United.
While taking over, the politician promised to transform the team to be one of the biggest club in the country but as it seems, he has failed to hold onto his promise. A year later, Mt Kenya United is the last team on the Kenyan Premier League table and one of the most financially challenged clubs in the country.
With the free points obtained from Mt Kenya, Gor Mahia are now four points clear at the top with two games in hand placing them firmly on the way to a fourth consecutive league title even though they were distracted with the CAF Confederations Cup.
The situation of Kenyan Football is now alarming as all the seasons are monotonous. No club seems to have what it takes to give Gor a run for their money.