Thika United Football Club has published the following statement following the tragic passing of Denis Lewa.
Denis Lewa Mwangala joined Thika United FC in January 2017 from National Super League side Coast Stima.
The ambitious midfielder impressed the then Thika United Head coach James Nandwa, in a pre-season trials exercise and was recruited into the team.
Lewa continued to play for Thika United FC even through to the later stages of 2018 season, where he expressed through a letter, his desire to leave the club and try his luck elsewhere.
On the 27th of September 2018, Denis Lewa through a termination of his contract as per his request, was released from the club.
On 10th October 2018 we started receiving enquiries of his whereabouts following rumours of Lewa’s tragic road accident.
Today 11th October 2018, Evans Mwangala who is Lewa’s brother confirmed to Thika United FC that indeed Denis Lewa passed on in the ill fated bus that crashed in Fort Ternan.
We as Thika United FC family wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Denis Lewa, for the tragic loss of their loved one; and may God’s peace and love comfort you now and always. –End of statement.
According to Kericho police commander James Mugera, the accident occurred after the brakes of the bus failed.
The driver lost control of the vehicle as it descended the black spot. The bus then veered off the road and rolled several times.
It’s reported around 56 people have perished from the accident.