CONDOLENCES

KSF boss Muyah dies in hospital

The late Muyah was, until his death, the acting chairman of the Kenya Swimming Federation.

In Summary

• "It is with a very heavy heart and sense of loss to learn of the passing on of our member, and sports leader, Patrick Muyah this morning at Kenyatta University Referral Hospital," said Tergat.

NOC-K president Paul Tergat at a past event
NOC-K president Paul Tergat at a past event
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National Olympics of Kenya chairman Paul Tergat has sent a message of condolence to family and friends of the late Patrick Muyah, who passed away at Kenyatta University Referral Hospital on Tuesday.

The late Muyah was, until his death, the acting chairman of the Kenya Swimming Federation.

Tergat described Muyah as a visionary leader whose death has dealt a big blow to the Kenyan sports fraternity.

"It is with a very heavy heart and sense of loss to learn of the passing on of our member, and sports leader, Patrick Muyah this morning at Kenyatta University Referral Hospital," said Tergat.

"The sudden death of Patrick is not only a huge blow to his immediate and extended family but also to the entire sporting, swimming and Olympic fraternity in Kenya."

"Patrick, who was the Acting Chairman of the Kenya Swimming Federation was a visionary and motivated sports administrator with a huge sense of balance, dedication and passion for the young people of this country through sports.

"As a member of our Team Kenya Tokyo 2020 Marketing Working Group, he made great contributions, especially with his legal expertise and perspectives as we solidified our fundraising efforts for Team Kenya to the Tokyo Olympics.

"On my own behalf, the Executive and staff of Olympics Kenya and the entire Olympic family in Kenya, I wish to express our condolences to the family during this moment of grief. We pray that God gives them strength and fortitude to bear this huge loss."