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Kenya: Former Kenya Rugby 7s Speedster Allan Makaka Dead in Road Accident

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Nairobi — Former Kenya Rugby Sevens player Allan Makaka is dead.

Makaka, who worked at Royal Media Services’ as the Business Manager in charge of Hot 96, is said to have rammed a trailer on Mombasa road. He died on the spot.

His body was found intact on the driver’s seat with a safety belt on after the accident.

Royal Media Services has confirmed that his family has been notified.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on of our colleague Allan Makaka, Business Manager in the Commercial department through a tragic road accident,” the company said on Saturday morning in a memo to staff.

Makaka, scored most tries for Kenya in the 2004-2005 World Rugby Sevens Series while having the most points at 86 the same year.

Sevens legend Waisale Serevi once described him as one of the fastest players he ever saw.

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 Musingu High School alumni win was also part of the Quins team that won the 2005-2006 National Sevens Circuit.

The accident occurred on Mombasa Road, a highway listed on a recent report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) as having accounted for a high number of accidents since January.

NTSA however, says there were fewer accidents nationally since January as compared to last year, in what is attributed to stringent measures to contain COVID-19, including the dusk to dawn curfew because most accidents occur at night.