The family of the late Richard Sidindi of the Impala Saracens Rugby player has dismissed reports that the player died from drowning.
The late Richard Sidindi was known to be a good swimmer raising questions on what would have led to his drowning.
Sidindi’s guardian Reverend Jonathan Yahuma, who took up to care for the Player after his parents died years ago, has termed the Player’s death circumstances as very suspicious explaining that Sidindi was a well-trained swimmer with a decade’s experience.
“Were there no lifesavers around? His colleagues were around after they had come from practice, why didn’t they save his life?” Yahuma questioned.
Yahuma also questioned why Sidindi’s body had been moved from the scene and stored in a morgue in the absence of the Player’s family. The club has also been accused of hurriedly conducting a postmortem without notifying even Catherine Sidindi, the wife.
“This makes us suspect a foul play,” Yahuma noted though adding that the autopsy results showed Sidindi had no physical injuries.
“He did not die in the water. I’m informed the doctor took parts of the body for further tests,” Yahuma said.
Sidindi’s family is hence set to meet and deliberate on the next cause of action according to the Reverend.
Sidindi who played the fullback position for the Impala club had played his last Impala match against Homeboyz at the Impala Sports Club on Saturday.
Sidindi began his rugby career at St Marys School in Yala after which he joined Maseno University and studied Information Technology. Sidindi has also played for the Kenya Shujaa at Safari Sevens. Sidindi has left behind a wife, Catherine, and Daughter, Candice.