Even as the Kenyan athletics stakeholders and fanatics revolve in a shock wave following the sudden demise of 400 meters’ sprinter and 2014 Africa Youth Games Silver Medallist, Ian Mutuku who passed on at a hospital in Machakos County on Monday, concerns have been raised on abuse of supplements by the country’s track talent.

The 19-year old, Mutuku, was comprehended as a future outlook in the country with exemplary performances in the 2013 National Youth Champions at both the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine and the 2014 Olympics Youth Games.

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According to the deceased coach, Peter Muia, Mutuku checked in at Machakos Level 5 Hospital on Friday before his health deteriorated for the better part of the weekend compelling him to be admitted.

However, the recent claims by Peter Muia suggest that Mutuku could have died from abusing health supplements which are not properly orderly in the country.

The coach has demanded fresh and comprehensive probe by the Athletics Kenya(AK) over the use of supplements by the Kenyan athletics.

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“We have to look at the supplements our athletes use by themselves, as a coach, I know that many of our athletes confuse things that they do not have knowledge to ingest supplements. We have lost eight athletes in the country because of this and we must address the problem now,” Muia stated.

Surprisingly, the deceased wife and son who were also admitted at the same hospital died. This came moments after Mutuku was relieved and decided to visit his younger one at the paediatric ward. The attending medics suspected the death incidences occurred due to complications from Kidney problems.



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