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Body of American Based Kenyan Basketballer found in a car crash

The car belonging to Kenyan Basketballer Keegan Oyugi was found crashed in a ditch in his home country of Hennepin by the Minnetrista police department. A body suspected to be Keegan’s was found lying dead inside the crushed car.

The police found the body of Keegan Oyugi in his car in a ditch between the Minnesota State Highway 13 and Highway 101 at around 10 am on the morning of the 29th day of June 2021. The crushed vehicles matched the details passed out by his family who had been looking for him since 12 June 2021.

The Minnesota police department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension then contacted his family about the discovery and they were able to confirm that the car belonged to the player. They positively identified the body in the car as that of Keegan Oyugi. The Hennepin medical examiner has taken over for official identification.

Keegan was last seen on 6th June 2021 by his family driving a 2012 red Mustang. He contacted them as he left Prior lake and never reached home. The story was captured by Africa Sports Today. https://africansports.today/2021/06/18/kenyan-basketballer-goes-missing-in-the-usa/

Oyugi, a former basketball star at Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota, and the Kenya Ports Authority in Kenya had been the subject of numerous law enforcement and community search efforts since he was reported missing on June 12. The search and rescue for the 26-year-old player was launched by the police alongside the family and friends in Minnetrista, Minnesota. The Minnesota Kenyan association and Minnesota United led the civilian search for Keegan by passing out flyers all over Minnetrista.

The family has requested for privacy as they wait for the autopsy report.

Basil Ogembo

Am a journalist and a sports writer.

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