13 African Athletes Including A Kenyan Boxer Go Missing In Australia After Commonwealth Games

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The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games came to a close on Sunday 15th April with Kenya finishing a lowly 14th.

Kenyans only managed four gold, seven silver and six bronze medals representing a new low at the event.

And it has now emerged that a good number of African athletes including a Kenyan boxer Brian Agina have gone missing in Australia after the two weeks games.

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Agina went missing as Kenya’s boxing team prepared to fly back to Kenya on Monday morning.

Isaiah Kabira, Kenya’s high commissioner to Australia told The Nation that Australian authorities have began searching for the boxer and they hope that he will be found soon.

Efforts are still being made to contact him and i hope and trust that he is safe, as soon as we get further information, we shall contact you.

Barnabas Korir, the head of Kenya’s delegation in Australia said they only realized the boxer was missing on Monday morning.

He told reporters;

He was at the games closing ceremony on Sunday night and no one noticed anything strange. No one visited him during the games and he has no mobile phone, that’s why police are worried.

The other athletes to have gone missing in Australia are from Rwanda, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and neighboring Uganda.