Kenyan athlete dies after hit and run car accident in Kapsabet

The athletics community is in grief following the death of an outstanding athlete in an accident on the Lessos-Kapsabet road in Nandi County.

On Friday evening, Sammy Kosgei, of Kamonjil village in Kapsabet, was hit by a Passenger Service Vehicle.

The family’s spokesman, retired athlete Hosea Saina, said they had lost a young athlete with a promising future.

“It’s sad that we lost a young athlete who has been running internationally and his future was bright. Death has robbed us a humble and hard working athlete who was destined to the top,” Hosea said.

Sammy Kosgei
Sammy Kosgei

He also stated that the family will meet on Saturday to discuss burial plans.

According to a police complaint in Nandi County, the Kenyan athlete was hit by a speeding vehicle on Friday night and died on the spot.

According to Nandi County Police Commissioner Joseph Kavoo, the athlete was walking along the Lessos-Kapsabet route when he was hit by a speeding vehicle.

According to Kavoo, the accident happened at Emaki Trading Centre about 7.30 p.m., and it was unclear where Kosgei was going at the time.

According to Kavoo, the body has already been transported to Kapsabet, and police have begun an inquiry to determine how he died.

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