As we have reported before on the demise of former Homeboyz Rugby player Andrew Wekesa right Here, the government is being pushed to work with speed to cap off the investigation.
However, funeral arrangements have been underway and the Kenya rugby fraternity will lay him to rest on the 28th of January. His body has since been transported from Montezuma funeral in Nairobi to Lugari in Western province. Wekesa’s teammates leave for Lugari this Friday.
In light of this event, the Homeboyz Vs Blak Blad game 10-weekend fixture has been pushed to a later date to allow the team and other members of larger Rugby Union to celebrate his life.
The Homeboyz Cream Rugby management has decided to Retire Andrew’s Number 18 Jersy. That means no other player in the team will sport that number as a sign of respect to their fallen prop.
Last Sunday, the team hosted a touch rugby match to honor Wekesa at the Jamhuri Showground. It also played as a fundraiser to help the family with the financial burden coming from this unfortunate event.
The Police handling the case have been given seven more days by Mavoko Law Courts to wrap up the probe. He was murdered on January 15th in Mlolongo and three suspects are in custody at the Mlolongo Police station in Machakos County. Details explaining the circumstances under which Andrew was killed will surface after the court is done with the sessions and hopefully early next week.
Andrew will be remembered for his rugby love starting from Kakamega High school. He joined Homeboyz immediately but left for a 1year stint to play for Resolution Impala. Or his national record, he has featured in the 2011 U19 Ruby Africa Championship and also Kenya Simbas 2013 provisional squad. December 2016 was his last assignment for Homeboyz cream was during the Kenya cup but he walked off with a knee injury. He was expected to pick up the ball in February.
Rest In Power Andrew.