Former Kenya Sevens winger Allan Makaka has passed on after he was involved in a grisly accident along Mombasa Road on Friday evening.
News of his demise has been confirmed by Kenya Sevens through their Twitter handle. His body has since been taken to Montezuma Funeral Home.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of former #Kenya7s International player Allan Makaka who passed away today in a tragic road accident. Our most sincere condolences goes out to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Champ,”
read the tweet from Kenya sevens.
The 38-year old featured for Ulinzi from 2000 to 2004 winning the National Sevens Circuit in 2002 and 2003. Makaka was part of the Kenya Sevens team for many years before his exit in 2005.
He moved to Kenya Harlequins in 2004 and won the Kenya Cup with the club in 2008.
He was part of the Kenya Sevens squad to the 2005 Rugby Word Cup Sevens in Hong Kong and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
He had 57 appearances for Kenya Sevens on the Sevens World Series, 28 tries and ranked 142 points. He is 21st on the Kenya Sevens all-time try scorer chart for the World Series.
He was an alumnus of football and rugby powerhouse Kakamega High School and turned out for Kenya Harlequins.
Kenyans have taken to social media to mourn the former speedy winger.
According to a reliable source within the rugby circles, Makaka rammed into a lorry just after Airtel Headquarters along Mombasa road and died on the spot.
“I received the news at around 2 AM and everyone is still in shock. He was a jovial and very kind-hearted person and it is sad that he is gone,”
the source said.
Until his demise, Makaka worked for Royal Media Services as the Business Manager in charge of Hot96.
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
@GoddyJatelo- I’m still in shock. I went to sleep then waking up to this news. This thing called life is so fickle yaani. Rest Makaka. Rest well Allan. #SSS
@EtalePhilip I am at Montezuma Funeral Home. Just confirmed my worst fears. Rest in Power my friend Allan Makaka. Sad.
@cluckweku He’s called Allan Makaka, played for Kenya 7s too. Used to work at Royal Media.
@Kevin_teya Former Kenya Rugby Sevens player Allan Makaka Shisiali has died after a freak accident on Mombasa Road last night. #RIPMakaka
@Gmwelu Sad news to wake up to Former #Kenya7s player Allan Makaka has passed on after he was involved in a road accident last night.Condolences to his family and mates.
@BwahaDenise #Kenya has lost one of the fastest rugby players. (in a car accident)May #AllanMakaka’s soul Rest In Peace.