Grief as hundreds pay final respects to Ayimba at RFUEA

Family, leaders in rugby and the political class as well as hundreds of fans gathered at the RFUEA Grounds today to honour and remember Benjamin Ayimba who died last month from multiple complications.

Family, peers and friends got on stage to acknowledge the impact the rugby legend, who died aged 45, had on their lives as well as the sport.

His eldest son Brian rallied the family to unite and weather through the grief and future challenges together.

“Thank you for staying with us for the last five months my dad was in hospital and thank you for the support in prayers and financially,” Brian said.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said Ayimba’s legend inspired the nation to love and appreciate the game.

“I only played rugby once in high school and after I was tackled hard I went back to basketball but with Ayimba demise I now shift to rugby from my favourite sport which is soccer,” said Kalonzo.