Kenya boxing fraternity is mourning the death of the second Vice president Francis Kaaria.
Today, the Boxing Federation of Kenya (BFK) announced that Kaaria was dead through a statement from BFK president Anthony “Jamal” Otieno disclosed that Kaaria, had died on Friday at his home in Meru County.
Otieno described Kaaria, who has served in different capacities in the Kenyan boxing fraternity, as a good servant of the sport.
“We want to express our sincere condolences to the boxing fraternity, his family and his friends,” said Otieno.
Kaaria started his journey in boxing administration as treasurer of Kenya Prisons Boxing Association, where he was working and later rose to the position of vice chairman.
Kaaria also served as a co-opted member at Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA) that changed to Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) and now BFK.
Kaaria retired from Kenya Prison Service in 2004 where he had risen to the position of assistant commissioner of Prisons.
Kaaria was elected as chairman of the Eastern Boxing Association in 2008 and in 2013, he retained his position besides being elected as national second vice chairman position in the Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK).
Kaaria was elected second vice president of BFK in June last year, a position he occupied till his death, two days short of his first anniversary in office. Kaaria was also the chairman of Meru County Boxing Association at the time of his demise.
Kaari was the team manager for the national boxing team on two international assignments-2013 World Championships in Kazakhstan and 2014 World Youth Championships in Bulgaria.