Kenyan Rugby Mourns Passing Of Impala's Richard Sindindi Otieno

Feb 25 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

His last game for his club was a Kenya Cup defeat to KCB RFC on Saturday, February 16

Resolution Impala Saracens RFC's Richard Sindindi Otieno. The former full-back passed away early on Monday morning, February 25, 2019 in Nairobi. PHOTO/RagaHouse

  • The Kenya Rugby fraternity is in mourning following the untimely demise of Resolution Impala Saracens RFC full back Richard Sindindi Otieno on Monday morning
  • Impala announced the sudden passing of Sindindi, stating the former Maseno University student is suspected to have drowned while on a routine swimming exercise

NAIROBI, Kenya- The Kenya Rugby fraternity is in mourning following the untimely demise of Resolution Impala Saracens RFC full back Richard Sindindi Otieno on Monday morning.

Impala announced the sudden passing of Sindindi, stating the former Maseno University student is suspected to have drowned while on a routine swimming exercise.

"The Kenya Rugby Fraternity is saddened by the untimely demise of one of our very own Sidindi.

“An Impala Saracens player who passed away this morning. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time. #RIPJadha" the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) underlined in a statement.

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Sindindi’s last game for his club was a Kenya Cup defeat to KCB RFC on Saturday, February 16.

Nicknamed ‘Real Jadhah Power’, Sindindi was signed from Kisumu RFC by the Sarries in 2016 shortly after he had featured for the national team Shujaa during that year’s Safari Sevens International tournament.

He did not feature for Impala over the weekend during his side’s 36-27 victory over Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC at the RFUEA Grounds as he did not make the match-day squad.

Sindindi leaves behind a young family, his wife Catherine and daughter Candace.