In Summary
  • Kemei told Nation Sport that the athlete had been unwell for some time and was picked by her mother on Wednesday from camp.
  • She was taken to Kapkatet in Kericho County before proceeding to Nyabondo Mission Hospital, where she was referred back to Kericho County Referral Hospital where she was admitted on Friday until her death on Sunday.
  • “I can confirm that Sheila died on Sunday at 5.30pm after being unwell for some time," said Kemei.

Former Kenya Under-20 international athlete Sheila Chepng’etich has passed on.

The 2014 World Under-20 1500m bronze medallist, who was serving a ban on a doping offence, died at Kericho County Referral Hospital, where she had been taken after falling ill on Sunday evening, according to her coach Japheth Kemei

Kemei told Nation Sport that the athlete had been unwell for some time and was picked up by her mother on Wednesday from camp.

She was taken to Kapkatet in Kericho County before proceeding to Nyabondo Mission Hospital, which referred her back to Kericho County Referral Hospital, where she was receiving treatment from Friday until her death on Sunday.

“I can confirm that Sheila died on Sunday at 5.30pm after being unwell for some time," said Kemei.

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