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The death of Richard Sidindi, a former Kisumu RFC player who professionally joined the Impala Saracens RFC in 2011 has left many in shock following his untimely demise on Monday morning.

In an article run earlier by KISUMINSYDER.CO.KE, it was reported that ‘Jadhah’ died as a result of drowning during a routine swimming exercise at the Impala RFC’s pool, according to the club’s official statement.

RelatedShock as Impala RFC player Richard Sidindi drowns while swimming in club’s pool

Sidindi, an IT expert by profession, last featured for the Impala in last weekend’s second team’s 18-11 defeat to Homeboyz in the Eric Shirley Shield encounter.

Well, Sidindi’s family has now slammed claims that their kin died in the pool, insisting that the death statement is dubious as the player was a well-trained swimmer who started swimming 10 years ago.

“Were there no lifesavers around? His colleagues were around after they had come from practice, why didn’t they save his life?” a RELATIVE to the deceased questioned

According to an uncle, Sidindi’s body was retrieved from the pool, taken to the morgue and an autopsy conducted in the absence of the family.

The late Impala RFC's Richard Sidindi popularly know as 'Jadhah'
The late Impala RFC’s Richard Sidindi popularly know as ‘Jadhah’

The kindred is now suspecting a foul play even after the postmortem results indicated that ‘Jadhah’s body had no physical injuries.

The family spokesperson, Sidindi’s uncle alleges that his nephew did not die in water as the club reported and further disclosed that the doctors took parts of the body for further examination.

The family together with their lawyer is set to meet so as to decide on what step to take in order to unearth the probable cause of their son’s death.

Sidindi joined Impala from Kisumu RFC in 2011 after being part of the lakeside team from 2005 while still a student the Yala School.

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In a statement, Kisumu RFC eulogized the player terming him as a friend to the the club even after joining Impala.

“Despite making a move to Impala Saracens, he was never too far from Kisumu; often monitoring their progress and making the effort to attend their fixtures.

As recently as two weeks ago, he was at KCB Sports Club offering our women’s team encouragement as they played at the second round of KRU Women’s Festivals.” the club posted on their official social media handles

The player has left a young family consisting of his wife Catherine and daughter Candace.

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