Sorrow as athletics family mourn Sammy Kosgei

Kenyan athletics lovers walk up on Saturday morning shocking news following the death of youthful athletes Sammy Kosgei that happened on Friday night in Nandi County.

Kosgei, who comes from Kamonjil village in Nandi County, was involved in a road accident along the Kapsabet-Lessos road with the hit and run passenger vehicle.

Nandi Police Commissioner Joseph Kavoo said that the accident at the Emaki Trading Centre, killed the said man on the spot.

“The said athlete was walking along the road at the trading centre before he was hit by a public service vehicle. However, we cannot ascertain where the athlete was going or coming from,” said Kavoo.

He added that the body of the 7:30pm has been moved to Kapsabet mortuary and more investigation was follow to know what happened.   

According to the family spokesman, Hosea Saina, Kosgei said the family has lost a youthful athlete who was the mirror of the society and had the potential to help the larger community.

“The accident has terminated the good career of a very young athlete. As a family, we have lost a young man who was to be the light of the family in the family,” said Saina.

“As a family we shall sit and plan for his burial dates later,” he says.

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