By Chineze Ogugua
Kenya’s sprint athlete Nicholas Bett has been announced dead following a car crash in Nandi, North West Kenya on Wednesday.
The former 400m hurdles world champion returned from the just concluded Africa Championships in Nigeria and was involved in car crash on his way home.
Athletics Kenya confirmed Bett’s death on Twitter, while Kenyan sports minister Rashid Echesa has sent condolences to the Bett family.
The 28-year old became the first Kenyan to win a world gold at a distance shorter than 800m at the World Championships in China three years ago.
He is survived by his parents and brother, Aron Koech who is also a sprinter.
May his soul rest in peace!
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