Former Kenyan rugby sevens player Allan Makaka died on Friday night, May 22, after being involved in a grisly road accident along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. As from the grisly accident, the victim is said to have rammed a trailer on Mombasa road and died on the spot.
His remains were found intact on the driver’s seat with a safety belt on after the accident and the Kenya sports fraternity and rugby fans are in mourning after former Kenya 7’s (Shujaas) player Allan Makaka Shisiali passed away.
Makaka also served the media industry as he worked at Royal Media Services’ as the Business Manager in charge of Hot 96. His death has been confirmed in a staff memo from his employer Royal Media and it read,
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on of our colleague Allan Makaka, Business Manager in the Commercial department through a tragic road accident,” the company said on Saturday morning in a memo to staff.
Born on June 28, 1982, Makaka started playing rugby at the defunct Ulinzi where he was part of the team that won the 2002-2003 National Sevens Circuit before joining Kenya Harlequin where he went on to win the Kenya Cup in 2008 with the giant rugby club in Kenya.
The Musingu High School alumnus was also part of the Quins team that won the 2005-2006 National Sevens Circuit.
The accident occurred on Mombasa Road, a highway listed on a recent report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) as having accounted for a high number of accidents since January.
Makaka scored most tries for Kenya in the 2004-2005 World Rugby Sevens Series while having the most points at 86 the same year.
Sevens legend Waisale Serevi once described him as one of the fastest players he ever saw.