Full-bore shooting ace- Legei succumbs to Covid-19

Full-bore shooting ace- Legei succumbs to Covid-19

Legei donned the national colours for several years including at the 17th Commonwealth Games in Manchester (2002) and severally at the annual United Kingdom Bisley. In Manchester, he carded 390.36 points to finish 25th in the Full-bore Rifle Queens Prize.

Edward Legei during the 2016 Kenya Open Bisley at the Kenya Defence Rifle Range in Nanyuki where he carded 276.15v and finished fourth.

Four-times Kenya Open Bisley champion Edward Legei is dead. The former champion, fondly referred to as ‘Leggz,’ succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday, November 16 at 4pm at Karen Hospital in Nairobi.

According to his close friend, the rifleman developed chest complications last Friday and he resolved to drive himself to Karen Hospital from Kiserian, Kajiado County to seek medical attention.

Legei was last accorded the fanfare of the most coveted showpiece- Kenya Open Full-bore Championships- in 2013. The 56-year-old police officer also won the trophy in 2001, 2003 1ne 2008. Just three weeks ago, Legei was excited about participating in the Disciplined Forces Pistol Shoot in Gilgil whose plans have unfortunately aborted.

The long-serving Presidential Escort Unit officer who at the time of his demise was a Superintendent of Police and in charge of the Police Pavilion in South C. He also served at the Vigilance House and a few months ago as a Sub-County Commander in Kitui.

Legei donned the national colours for several years including at the 17th Commonwealth Games in Manchester (2002) and severally at the annual United Kingdom Bisley. In Manchester, he carded 390.36 points to finish 25th in the Full-bore Rifle Queens Prize.

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