Former Kenyan World Athletics Champ Nicholas Bett Dies in Crash

The former 400m hurdles world champion died after his car landed in a ditch near Lessos along Eldoret-Kapsabet road. He was part of Team Kenya that competed at the just-concluded African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria.

Mr Bett died on the spot after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch near Lessos along Eldoret-Kapsabet road on Wednesday morning.

Nandi Police Commander, Patrick Wambani confirmed the death, saying preparations were being made to take the body to a nearby mortuary.

The commander added that the athlete hit a bump before losing control of his car at Sochoi near Lessos.

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