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Former Kenya Sevens speedstar Allan Makaka sprints away in a past rugby encounter. PHOTO/COURTESY

Former Kenya Sevens player dies in car crash

Former Kenya Sevens players Allan Makaka is dead.

The speedstar perished after being involved in a grisly road accident along Mombasa road on Friday night.

The 38-year-old started playing rugby at the defunct Ulinzi where he was a member of the team that won the 2002-2003 National Sevens Circuit before switching camp to Kenya Harlequin where he went on to win the Kenya Cup in 2008 with the giant rugby club in Kenya.

However, his most historic moment in the physical game was in 2004-2005 when he scored most tries for Kenya in the World Rugby Sevens Series. He also had the most points at 86 the very year.

Until his retirement in 2006, the Musingu High School alumni had 57 appearances for Kenya Sevens on the Sevens World Series with 28 tries and 142 points and was also part of the Shujaa team to the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

It is at the Melbourne games that he picked up an injury that kept him off the pitch and he opted to call it quits.

Makaka was until his demise the Business Manager at Hot 96 FM.

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