28-year-old world champion hurdler, Nicholas Bett, on Wednesday morning died in Nandi County after the car he was driving veered off the road.
Report says that Bett was on his way home to Kenyan capital Nairobi from the African Championships in Nigeria, which finished on Monday.
Nandi police commander Patrick Wambani confirmed Bett’s death.
His coach, Vincent Mumo, said the athlete had hit a bump in the road before losing control of his car at around 6am.
Bett made history at the 2015 world championships by winning the 400m hurdles, becoming the first Kenyan to claim a world championships gold at a distance shorter than 800m.
He was also a two-time African bronze medalist.