Allan Makaka dead at 37

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

The Kenyan Rugby fraternity is mourning following the demise of former Kenya 7s winger Allan Makaka in a tragic road accident along Mombasa Road in the wee hours of Saturday morning. He is said to have rammed into a trailer.

Makaka was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The veteran's body was taken to Montezuma Funeral Home in Nairobi.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of former #Kenya7s global player Allan Makaka who passed away today in a tragic road accident". Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840. I am at the mortuary condoling with his father Mzee Makaka, sister Maureen, friends and colleagues and his family. "Rest in Peace Allan", KRU said in a statement seen by GameYetu.

Royal Media Services Ltd confirmed Makaka's death on its news Citizen TV website.

"Allan has been instrumental in mentoring members of his team who have gone on to excel in their work". He embraced all and interacted freely with everyone.

RMS Human Resources Director Rose Wanjohi, mourned him as a passionate and dedicated employee. Makaka in past action.

Born in June 28, 1982, Makaka started playing rugby at the defunct Ulinzi where he was part of the team that won the 2002-2003 National Sevens Circuit before joining Kenya Harlequin where he went on to win the Kenya Cup in 2008 with the giant rugby club in Kenya.

The speedster was also part of the Kenya Sevens squad which represented the country in the 2005 Rugby world cup sevens in Hong Kong as well as the commonwealth games held in Melbourne a year later.

The player who made 57 appearances on the Sevens World Series for Shujaa's died in a road accident on Mombasa Road on Friday, May 22.

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