The Kenyan sports fraternity has been thrown into mourning following the untimely death of handball player George Mwangi alias Mwas.
The 34-year-old who until his demise played for the Ulinzi handball team, died on Monday evening after being knocked down by a speeding vehicle.
Sergeant Mwangi was hit while returning from training at the Nyayo Stadium handball court by car that lost control along the foot paths around the stadium, dying on the spot.
The centre back player has been mourned in several sports quarters, key among them the Kenya Handball Federation (KHF).
“On behalf of the KHF President Francis Paul, I wish to convey our sincere condolence as we mourn with KDF handball family. It’s sad news that we received on Monday evening as we prepare to start the Super Cup event and the new season altogether next month,” said KHF Fixtures Secretary Charles Omondi.
The KDF family has also been taken aback by the untimely death of a dependable player, terming it a cruel chapter in a Mwangi’s book that was characterized by smiles and laughter.
“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and KDF handball fraternity,” said Stephen Mbuyu, KDF sports official.
His teammates eulogized him as a great player and human being with an impeccable measure of wisdom.
“Go well teammate, a comrade, a friend; rest in peace. Sir Mwas full of wisdom, condolences to the family, so shocking,” Peter Chege mourned his teammate.
Peter Mwathi, the national men’s handball team head coach, second his condolences to the Ulinzi handball family terming his demise unfortunate.
Mwangi’s body was taken to the Memorial Forces Mortuary and he leaves behind a wife and two children.