RMS mourns Allan Makaka after he was killed in road accident
- The retired player was an alumnus of Musingu High School that is renowned for producing the country's rugby and soccer stars.
- Having reluctantly taken up the sport as a teenager, Makaka rose to become one of the hottest High School prospects.
- He eventually earned his Shujaa bow and went on to make a total of 57 appearances on the Sevens World Series.
Allan Makaka, an employee at Royal Media Services, died in a road accident on Mombasa Road on Friday.
RMS Human Resources Director Rose Wanjohi confirmed the news on Saturday morning.
“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 on 22nd May 2020,” she said.
The HR Director described Makaka as a person who worked with great dedication, passion and commitment.
He joined RMS in February 2012 as a Business Executive and later became the Business Manager in charge of HOT 96.
“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 Director’s statement adds.
When we all thought it's Covid19 we have to worry about, then you get to hear that a young vibrant gentleman has just lost his life as a result of a tragic road accident! RIP #AllanMakaka a "marketing" genius. pic.twitter.com/CGUA6WNx00
— Fred Obachi Machoka (@fredomachoka) May 23, 2020
I remember this day interviewing you at the 2018 Rugby sevens World cup in #SanFrancisco #USA reflecting on the Kenya Sevens team's performance..You never minced your words, you always spoke your mind…#RIPAllanMakaka photo c/o @OndariMogeni pic.twitter.com/M6Ah1oLDjw
— Bernard Ndong (@BernardNdong) May 23, 2020
RMS, KENYA RUGBY MOURNS MAKAKA
Allan Makaka killed in road accident Friday night
Makaka was a business manager at Hot 96
Allan played for Kenya Sevens in the 2006 Commonwealth games#CitizenWeekend pic.twitter.com/4DULzJPyWt
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) May 23, 2020
Makaka, an alumnus of United States International University (USIU) Africa, was a former Kenya rugby sevens international and Kenya Harlequin FC flier.
The Kenya Rugby Union released a statement on Saturday saying his death is a huge loss to his family, friends, colleagues and the rugby fraternity.
KRU described him as a warm individual off the pitch.
“Born on 28 June 1982, Allan Makaka was a former Kenya Sevens international and was part of the squad that played at the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia,” the statement on the website reads.
The retired player was an alumnus of Musingu High School that is renowned for producing the country’s rugby and soccer stars.
Having reluctantly taken up the sport as a teenager, Makaka rose to become one of the hottest High School prospects and first earned a junior national team call-up in Form Four to feature in Under-18 and Under-21 tournaments.
He eventually earned his Shujaa bow and went on to make 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.
The 37-year-old initially played his club rugby at defunct military side Ulinzi, winning back to back National Sevens Circuit titles in 2002 and 2003, making a name for himself with his searing pace and earning selection to the national sevens squad, Shujaa off the back of his performances.
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.
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