- The Rugby fraternity is mourning the loss of the former Kenya Sevens and Simbas speedster Allan Makaka. He died in a road accident along Mombasa Road at the southern bypass interchange near Airtel offices.
The fallen Rugby speedster who played for defunct Ulinzi and Kenya Harlequin teams, and enjoyed an eight-year professional career in Sales, was driving from Mlolongo heading to the city center when his car rammed into a moving trailer.
Royal Media Services Ltd confirmed the grim news of Makara, who is the sales team leader at the Royal Media Services Limited on its news Citizen TV website.
“Allan joined Royal Media Services on 1st February 2012 as a Business Executive and later became the Business Manager in charge of HOT 96, a position he has served with great dedication, passion, and commitment.
“Allan has been instrumental in mentoring members of his team who have gone on to excel in their work. His friendship extended throughout the whole organization. He embraced all and interacted freely with everyone.
“We have been in touch with the family to condole with them. We request your prayers and support to the family during this very difficult time,” the RMS Ltd HR Director Rose Wanjohi said.
Praises continued as former Ulinzi player Dennis Mwanja who also played alongside Makaka at Kenya Sevens team eulogized Makaka as a disciplined and focused person. Mwanja who is now a deputy coach at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) said that they were schoolmates at Musingu High School.
“We were school mates at Musingu High School where we played rugby together. I left in 1999 while Makaka cleared in 2000 before I lured him to Ulinzi where I had joined in 2001,” Mwanja said.
“I was with him in Kenya Sevens team for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games,” said Mwanja concluded.
According to Mwanja, Makaka hanged his boots following a knee injury in 2008