Machakos County governor, Dr Alfred Mutua is not taking lightly the football hooliganism exhibited by Gor Mahia fans. Supporters of the popular Kenya premier league team were at their usual ‘best’ over the weekend when they caused violence during and after their match with Sofapaka in Machakos Stadium in which they lost 3-2.
The governor issued a statement on the tough measures taken against the club which include a ban from the Machakos stadium and Sh 10 million fee for damages.
Here is that statement;
27th October, 2014
MACHAKOS BANS GOR MAHIA FROM PLAYING IN MACHAKOS DUE TO VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR OF THE TEAM’S FANS
Gor Mahia is an amazing football club. However, the violent behaviour of its fans during and after yesterday’s match against Sofa Paka FC in Machakos was despicable and unacceptable.
The people of Machakos are peace loving people and love happiness, good things and development but abhor violence.
As a preventive measure and so as to ensure no one is injured or killed after a Gor Mahia or any other football match in Machakos, the County Government of Machakos has banned Gor Mahia Football team from playing in Machakos County Stadiam until further notice.
In addition, the County is invoicing Gor Mahia football team for an estimated Kshs. 10 million as compensation of destroyed County Government and Private property.
In the meantime, police are studying CCTV footage and will be instituting cases against individual rowdy and violent Gor Mahia fans who caused mayhem in Machakos.
H.E. Dr. Alfred N. Mutua, EBS