Three months after winning Boston, Aguta was the victim of a vicious robbery in his home country of Kenya during which he was clubbed in the back of the head after emerging from an auto accident. Thieves made off with approximately $10,000 of Aguta's earnings. He was in a coma for three months and nearly died. He would spend years struggling to move again. His health did improve and he attempted a comeback at racing by 2003. He ran the DallasWhite Rock Marathon in 2004 before attempting to run Boston again in 2005. His time in the White Rock Marathon of 2004 was 2:34:04 and is considered a respectable time but not an elite time.