Former national men’s rugby 7s team Shujaa head coach Benjamin Ayimba was on Friday laid to rest at his rural home in Uranga, Siaya county.


Arguably Kenya’s most successful rugby coach, Ayimba lost a protracted battle to cerebral malaria at the Kenyatta Hational Hospital on May 21st.

Ayimba will be remembered as the only coach to lead Kenya to a first ever and only sevens world series tournament win, beating Fiji 30-7 in the Singapore 7s final in 2016.

In honour of the rugby great, the Kenya Rugby Union has postponed the Kenya cup that was to resume this weekend.

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