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Fans and friends of Richard Sidindi have been saddened by the shocking news of the player’s Monday morning demise.

According to an official communication by Impala RFC seen by KISUMUINSYDER.CO.KE, Richard died while on a routine swimming exercise at the club’s pool.

“The unfortunate incident happened this morning of 25th February 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, while on a routine swimming exercise where he is suspected to have drowned” read part of the statement.

In a separate statement, Kisumu RFC has also eulogized the player as an affable character and a dedicated rugby player.

Sidindi joined Kisumu RFC in 2005 soon after completing his KCSE exams at St. Mary’s School Yala and would feature for the team while he undertook his undergraduate studies at Maseno University until 2011 when he made the move to Impala Saracens, the club that he served until his shocking demise.

At the time of his death, he was a forward at the Impala RFC.



Richard Sidindi popularly known as ‘Jadhah’ has left behind a young family comprising his wife and a daughter.

More to follow.

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