Mike Hesson has resigned as the coach of the Kenyan national team due to family reasons.
The 37-year-old who joined Cricket Kenya in July 2011 will leave his role due to a number of security issues that have affected his family.
Hesson said: ’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 relatedincidents in recent weeks and my family has to come first.
‘I want to stress that this has absolutely nothing to do with any issues relating to my role as National coach and is not cricket related in any way. This is purely a decision about the safety of my family and quality of life. Whilst arrangements are being made for my wife and children to return to New Zealand as soon as possible, I will remain behind to complete any imminent national team engagements.’
Chief Executive Tom Sears said: ‘This is obviously an extremely sad situation but Cricket Kenya understand the reasoning behind Mike’s decision and respect his wishes. I know he has enjoyed his role with the National squad and was keen to continue and turn around results.
‘He has built an excellent relationship with the squad and I know they will be very sorry to see him leave.’