The Oginga Odinga Memorial Road race set for Saturday has been called off following the death of race organiser and Nyanza North Athletics Kenya (AK) chairman James Rapenda.
Rapenda, who was until his death, an AK Council member died on Saturday. Athletics Kenya (AK) public relations officer Peter Angwenyi said the race will now be slotted for a later date.
More than 500 athletes from Mt Elgon, Iten, Eldoret, Kapsabet, Kisii, and Armed Forces were expected to battle it out for top honours. "We had already released the route for the race and it was supposed to start at Bondo town, take athletes through Bondo Liunda road, Jaramogi's home, Nyamira junction, Bondo University College and then back to Bondo town.
He also encouraged local athletes to take part saying there will be special awards for them. Angwenyi also condoled friends and family of Rapenda, terming him as a dedicated sports administrator. He observed that various AK officials have already started preparations to ensure Rapenda is given a good send off.