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Kenyan athlete collapses, dies in Machakos


Machakos, Kenya – An upcoming Kenyan athlete collapsed and died in Machakos on Monday.

Ian Mutuku competed in the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in Ukraine and 2014 Africa Youth Games 400m category where he finished fourth.

The 19-year-old who had been admitted at Machakos Level 5 Hospital with swollen knee died moments after checking up on his son who was also admitted at the same hospital with kidney problems.

His coach blamed his untimely death on the supplements the athletes are given.

Mutuku’s death comes just three months after the death of another athlete who collapsed and died while taking breakfast at friend’s house in Nyahururu.

Johana Maina had just arrived in the country from Japan when he met his death.

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