Olympics champion Robert Ouko passes on

Athletics Kenya fraternity is mourning the death of former Olympics Games 4x400m relay champion Robert Ouko.

The 1972 Games winner died today at his home in Ngong that was confirmed fellow former track athlete Rose Tata Muya.

Muya who is the national coordinator of heroes and heroines said Ouko who hails from Manga in Nyamira County has been in and out of the hospital for the last one year

“The last time I spoke with him was on Saturday. He told me if he dies, the government should release money meant for heroes to cater for his funeral arrangements because the money did not help him when he wanted,” Muya said.

“It is tragic that he has died while chasing the money from the government.”

She asked the government to release the money meant for heroes and heroines to help them when they are alive.

She disclosed that she too has been chasing the money alongside Ben Jipcho who is also unwell.

Ouko was part of the quartet that won the gold in 1972 Olympic games in Munich, Germany.

Others in the team were Charles Asati, Ezekiel Nyamao and the late Julius Sang. Sang died in 2004

Source: The Star Newspaper

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