NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 – Mwamba Rugby Club scrum-half Victor Wayodi will be laid to rest on Saturday at the family home in Bondo, Siaya County.
Mwamba RFC Club President Alvas Onguru said the funeral procession will depart Nairobi on Friday, December 23 from Umash Funeral Home at 6.00am.
On Thursday, there will be a requiem mass at St. Paul’s University Chapel in Nairobi at 2.00pm.
Wayodi passed on December 11 after suffering a cardiac arrest during a Kenya Cup match against Nakuru RFC which ended 10-10 at the Impala Club.
The 24-year-old sadly died while being attended to at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital in Hurlingham.
“Wayodi passed on at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Adams Arcade. He had been admitted to the hospital after going down on the pitch complaining of chest pains during round six of his team’s fixture against Nakuru RFC,” Onguru said in a statement.
“A postmortem was performed on 12th of December under the observation of Mwamba team doctor and Victor’s family. The postmortem determined the cause of death to be a complication of coronary artery disease,” he added.
“The Mwamba Club and wider rugby fraternity mourns the loss of a young promising player who still had a lot more to live for. We wish Victor a peaceful and eternal rest.”
Wayodi’s death came barely a week after Nondescripts RFC centre Ogeto Gecheo died following a freak injury during a Kenya Cup game against Strathmore Leos.
This led Kenya Rugby Union to postpone the Kenya Cup, Championship, Eric Shirley and Nationwide games until January 2017 as the Union embarks on launching probes to narrow down the causes of unfortunate deaths.