KCB Rugby legend Sebastian Shiboka Shitambasi has been laid to rest in his Ikuywa Village Khayega, Kakamega County.
His burial happened on Saturday 8 August morning and was attended by MMUST Rugby Head Coach Ochieng Ahaya who coached him at Kakamega High School in the early 2000s.
MMUST assistant Coach John Asila, Seba’s former Kabras teammates David Amboso and Allan Kasiti were also present at the burial.
Asila who watched Seba rise from Ingotse to Kakamega High and later coached him as Kabras was formed in 2013 described him as a humble person off the field but aggressive on the pitch.
” He was humble and a nice person to be around. He was always protective of his close friends and family. On the pitch, he was the opposite, he aggressive against the opposing team, a good tackler and naturally a strong player,” Asila told The Scrummage.
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“He was so talented that whenever he was on your side you were assured of a win. In fact, while he was at fullback, Kakamega High rarely lost. I feel that he was a talent that was not properly utilized especially at the National Team level. He also did a lot in terms of development, he coached at Mukumu and other different schools. Sad that we lost him,” he added.
Seba died on Tuesday at Mukumu Hospital aged 39 and he is survived by two Children -Rensic and Prince. He had an illustrious rugby career winning three Kenya Cup titles with KCB. On March 31 2007, he set a record of the fastest try in Kenya Cup after he dotted after just 12 seconds in their 25-13 win over Nondies.
The winger was also part of the Shujaa squad which featured Waisale Serevi during the 2005 Safari 7s.
Seba was among the first players at Homeboyz when the club started in 2009 and captained them during the 7s season. In 2013, he led newly formed Kabras to impressive performance in the National 7s Circuit.