The Rugby fraternity was hit with sad news that Richard Sindindi was full of life on Saturday and Sunday had passed away on Monday morning.
His club Impala Saracens confirmed that he lost his life while swimming at the club’s bases on Monday morning. Local clubs an other rugby enthusiasts have expressed their sorrow after receiving news of the death of the Impala’s fullback.
Sindindi’s former employers Kisumu described him as an affable character and a dedicated rugby player who always followed up on their progress despite having left the side eight years ago. He quit Kisumu after six years of service having joined them in 2005. He left in 2011 to join Impala Saracens
Kisumu’s statement reads:
Kisumu RFC is deeply saddened by the death of our former player Richard Sidindi which occurred on the morning of Monday 25 February 2019 in Nairobi
Jadhah, as he was popularly known, was an affable character and a dedicated rugby player.
He joined our team in 2005 immediately after completing his high school education at St. Mary’s Yala and would feature for us while he undertook his undergraduate studies at Maseno University until 2011 when he made the move to Impala Saracens, the club that he turned out for until his demise.
He was also part of the Western Buffaloes franchise that played in the now defunct Bamburi Rugby Super Series in 2010 and 2011.
Despite making the move to Impala Saracens, he was never too far from Kisumu, often monitoring our progress and making the effort to attend our 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 the KRU Women’s Festival.
The Kisumu RFC family stands together with his wife Catherine, daughter Candace, family, team mates at Impala Saracens, and all those who knew him
Others statements include
Our sincere condolences to @ImpalaSaracens the rugby fraternity and Sidindi’s family! We’ve lost a great one. RIP
— Kenya Harlequin (@KenyaHarlequins) February 25, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences go out to our brother's, @ImpalaSaracens, on the passing on of Richard Sidindi. Rugby has lost a great servant to the game and he will sadly be missed. We pray to God to provide comfort to his family and friends and rest his soul in peace. pic.twitter.com/Gr0ZvONNRM
— Homeboyz Rugby (@HomeboyzRugby) February 25, 2019
Stanbic Mwamba fraternity is saddened by the passing of @ImpalaSaracens full back Richard Sidindi early this morning. The club conveys it's deepest condolences to teammates, family and friends of Sidindi. Our prayers and thoughts are with his young family. #RIPJadha pic.twitter.com/Kqwo8eONZq
— Mwamba Rugby Club (@MwambaRFC) February 25, 2019
— Northern Suburbs (@SuburbsRC) February 25, 2019
— Western Bulls Rugby (@WesternBulls) February 25, 2019
Resolution Impala has today morning lost utility back Richard Sidindi "Jadhaa" to the cruel hand of death. According to reports from the club, he drowned while on a solo session! Our heartfelt condolences to his family & friends, & the Impala fraternity. #RIPJadhaa pic.twitter.com/cv8B1dN88A
— TopFry Nakuru RFC (@? (@NakuruRFC) February 25, 2019
— KCB Rugby Club (@kcbrugby) February 25, 2019