Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association chairman Kimutai Ng’etich passed away on Wednesday 30th August. He was involved in a tragic road accident that led to his death. This was on the Nakuru-Kericho Highway.
KSSSA Secretary General David Ngugi said in a statement to the press, “We just received that information and I cannot give you the exact details but they say he was moving from Nakuru going to his home in Kericho in a Matatu.”
His death comes as a shock to many considering that he was just recently in Gulu, Uganda where the East African Secondary Schools Games were being held.
“We are yet to get concrete information but information reaching us from the people who live around there is that he was travelling from his home to Kericho. His home is in Keringet but I am yet to establish if it was from his home or school because he was a principal of a school called Tinet Kapkoi,” said Reuben Kirwa Koech while speaking to Capital FM.
He was serving his first term as the chairman of the KSSSA having taken office in 2013. Ngetich was also the second vice president at Federation of East African Secondary Schools Association (FEASSA). He was also the founder member of the Keringet Athletics Club.
The accident occurred at Jubat area near Londiani junction along the highway when a PSV vehicle on which he was aboard rammed into the rear of a tractor before veering off the road as explained by Londiani OCPD Joseph Odipo.
“My sincere heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives, friends, secondary school fraternity, Nakuru AK and athletics in general. RIP,” Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge said.
We from The Insyder send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr. Kimutai Ng’etich and we laud for the good work he has done at the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association. May his soul rest in eternal peace.