Former Kenyan Sevens star Allan Makaka has died following a road traffic accident, the Kenyan Rugby Union have confirmed. He is said to have rammed into a trailer.
"I heard a bang and I went to check out to find the truck had stopped".
The veteran's body was taken to Montezuma Funeral Home in Nairobi.
In a statement by Royal Media Services (RMS) where Makaka worked as Hot 96 Business Manager before his passing, the 37-year-old's death was a blow.
"Allan has been instrumental in mentoring members of his team who have gone on to excel in their work. I left in 1999 while Makaka cleared in 2000 before I lured him to Ulinzi where I had joined in 2001", said Mwanja, who also played alongside Makaka at Kenya Sevens team.
He moved to Kenya Harlequin upon Ulinzi's disbandment at the close of the 2004 season and featured in the Quins squads that won the National Sevens Circuit title in 2005 and 2006 and the 2008 Kenya Cup league title.
Makaka made a total of 57 appearances on the Sevens World Series, managing 28 tries and is ranked 21st overall amongst Kenya's all time try scorers on the World Series. He embraced all and interacted freely with everyone.
Our most honest condolences goes out to his family and friends.
RMS Human Resources Director Rose Wanjohi, mourned him as a passionate and dedicated employee.
Boni Khalwale on Saturday enraged Kenyans after he shared a gruesome picture of former Kenya Sevens and Simbas speedster Allan Makaka who died in a tragic accident along Mombasa Road on Friday night.
"My nephew, Allan Makaka of Royal Media, crashed to death last night". I am at the mortuary condoling with his father Mzee Makaka, sister Maureen, friends and colleagues and his family. "RIP my dear son", Khalwale tweeted.