President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister joined Kenyans and sending the condolence messages to fallen former 400m hurdles champion Bett.
President Uhuru’s tweet had this to say, “Deeply saddened by the death of former 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett who died today in a tragic road accident.
Bett earned the country great honors in his outstanding victories. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives and friends”.
Former Prime Minister was more poignant marking the shock loss with deep, poetical words that both portrayed the impact Bett had on the athletics stage and the huge gap his passing has caused. Raila said, “Go well Bett. You went too fast too early and left our field poorer and weaker. May your spirit fire our athletes to greater exploits.
Other Kenyans continued their outpouring of grief on social media with the loss of Nicholas Bett leaving a huge dent. It is indeed a big loss to the Kenya and world at large.
Lornah Kiplagat the 2007 World Cross Country Championships also through her facebook account mourned the fallen hero, “First I was upset with people for rushing with news which might not be true and I was really hoping to hear from someone that it’s not true.
I’m saddened and shocked to hear that Kenya’s 2015 world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett , 28, died in a car accident.
May His soul rest in peace. Condolences to his family,friends and to all in Kenya athletics.”
Bett died after the car he was driving hit a bump on the road leading to the car losing control and rolling several times. He was the only occupant in the car.