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    Hesson left Kenya amid security concerns

    New Zealander Mike Hesson says he quit after his family were victims of an attempted carjacking.

    Wellington: New Zealander Mike Hesson says he quit as Kenya's national cricket coach after his family were victims of an attempted carjacking. Hesson, who returned to New Zealand earlier this month, told Radio Sport on Friday that the carjacking was the last in a series of events which had caused him to fear for the safety of his family.

    His wife's car had earlier been attacked and he feared increased violence in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Hesson said during the carjacking "we had a guy on the roof and people shaking the car trying to get in. Obivously the kids were upset. Next day a grenade went off a mile from our house."

    Hesson said he hoped to find a new role with New Zealand Cricket.