Former Kenya 7s star Allan Makaka has died following a road accident on Mombasa Road near the Nairobi Southern Bypass interchange.
Makaka is reported to have rammed into a stationary lorry and died on the spot. Before meeting his death the former Kenya Harlequins man was an employee of Royal Media Services where he worked as the Business Manager for Hot 96.
RMS Human Resource Director Rose Wanjohi described him as a person who served with great dedication, passion and commitment.
“Allan joined Royal Media Services on 1st February 2012 as a Business Executive and later became the Business Manager in charge of HOT 96, a position he has served with great dedication, passion and commitment”
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“Allan has been instrumental in mentoring members of his team who have gone on to excel in their work. His friendship extended throughout the whole organization. He embraced all and interacted freely with everyone” reads part of her statement published by Citizen Digital.
Bad açcident ,Airtel Area,Mombasa road ,The guy rammed into a truck from behind and is no more….
— Butula's Finest (@SamMacoha) May 22, 2020
Makaka became an instrumental player for Kenya 7s upon leaving Musingu High. He made a total of 57 appearances on the Sevens World Series, managing 28 tries and is ranked 21st overall amongst Kenya’s all-time try scorers on the World Series.
He also played for Ulinzi Rugby and won the National Sevens Circuit title in 2005 AND 2006 with Kenya Harlequins two years later the won the Kenya Cup title.