Former Athletics Kenya chief Kiplagat dies

R.I.P

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ATHLE_PIC.jpg Isaiah Kiplagat, then president of Athletics Kenya, addresses the press at his home in Eldoret on September 5, 2015. addresses the press at his home in Eldoret on September 5, 2015. Kiplagat died on August 24, 2016. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA

By AYUMBA AYODI

Isaiah Kiplagat, one of Kenya’s most illustrious and flamboyant veteran sports administrator, is dead.

Kiplagat, 72, who battled cancer for years, took a final bow at his Karen home shortly before 9am on Wednesday morning.

Kiplagat was one of the longest-serving sports administrators in the country, having worked in various capacities at Athletics Kenya (AK) for the last four decades.

Former AK secretary-general and vice president David Okeyo, who eulogised Kiplagat as a fearless and visionary sports administrator, said he received a call from Kiplagat’s family at 9.30am shortly after he had passed on.

“They wanted me in Nairobi immediately,” said Okeyo, who was speaking from…

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