The body of the former Harambee Stars player Kevin Oliech has arrived in Kenya from Germany ahead of his burial in Seme.
Receiving the body was Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who joined other mourners to kick off his last journey.
Kevin Oliech who is a former Thika United and Mathare United player succumbed to cancer in Germany where he was receiving treatment.
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“Received the body of ex-Harambee Stars player Kevin Oliech at JKIA on arrival from Germany where he succumbed to cancer while undergoing treatment. I shall continue supporting the Oliech’s family ahead of Kevin’s burial on Saturday in Seme, Kisumu.” Said Governor Mike Sonko.
According to family sources speaking to Citizen TV, they revealed that the body of the late Kevin Oliech will be preserved at Umash funeral home.
A total of 40 people will be allowed to view his body before they embark on their journey to Seme on Friday.
Even though they are aware of the current COVID-19 restrictions of a maximum of 100 people, their hope is that the space will be adequate to accommodate many people as they adhere to social distancing rules.
The late Kevin is the younger brother to Kenyan star Dennis Oliech and has been living in Germany.
He was diagnosed with cancer four years ago and was even present during her mother’s death back in 2018.