A Kenya Rugby Sevens player on Monday morning died during a solo routine swimming exercise at the Impala Club, Nairobi.
Richard Sidindi Otieno was a rugby player for the Impala Saracens and has been a member since 2011.
“It is with the saddest regret that the Kenya Rugby fraternity and Impala Saracens Rugby Family announces the sudden death of Richard Sidindi Otieno an astute Impala Saracens Rugby Team member since 2011,” the team’s secretary general Charles Mbogo said in a statement.
The deceased is a former student of Maseno University and St Mary’s Yala.
He is survived by a wife, Catherine and daughter Candace.
Here are some messages of condolence:
— Mkenya Rugby (@Mkenyarugby) February 25, 2019
— Strathmore Leos (@strathleos27) February 25, 2019
The Kenya Rugby Fraternity is saddened by the untimely demise of one of our very own @SidindiAkoth. An @ImpalaSaracens player who passed away this morning.
We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time. #RIPJadha ?? pic.twitter.com/davFQ3i9gb
— Kenya Rugby (@OfficialKRU) February 25, 2019
— DjMosho254 (@moezochieng4) February 25, 2019