Mike Hesson says "security-related incidents" have forced
him to quit as coach of Kenya.
Former Otago cricket coach Mike Hesson has quit his job
as Kenya's national coach saying he fears for his family's
The Dunedin man, who has two young daughters, has pulled the
pin 10 months into a two year contract, AFP reported.
"It is a very difficult decision we as a family have had to
make but sadly we have been directly and indirectly affected
by a number of security-related incidents in recent weeks and
my family has to come first,'' Hesson said.
His wife Kate and and daughters Holly (4) and Charlie (1)
would return to New Zealandas soon as possible but he would
stay as coach for a series against Namibia next month.
The family has been living in a gated community for security
Kenya has been plagued by tourist kidnappings the al
Qaeda-linked al Shabaab terrorist group who are based in
Hesson coached Otago for six years and his record ranked him
as the most successful Otago coach since Ray Hunt nearly 40