The body of Kevin Oliech arrived at the JKIA on Thursday evening from Germany and taken to Umash Funeral Home.
Kevin, the younger brother to former Harambee Stars skipper Dennis ‘The Menace’ Oliech succumbed to cancer on August 16, 2020, while receiving treatment at a German hospital.
The former Mathare United player will be laid to rest on Saturday at his parents’ home in Seme, Kisumu county.
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has promised to foot all the funeral expenses.
‘…THE BODY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO UMASH FUNERAL HOME AHEAD OF HIS BURIAL ON SATURDAY IN SEME, KISUMU COUNTY. KEVIN, WHO IS A BROTHER TO FORMER HARAMBEE STARS CAPTAIN, DENNIS OLIECH, PASSED ON IN GERMANY LAST MONTH. I SHALL CONTINUE SUPPORTING THE OLIECH FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT MOMENT TO ENSURE KEVIN GETS A BEFITTING SEND-OFF. REST MY BROTHER, ONE DAY EVEN CANCER SHALL DIE,’ SONKO POSTED.
Below are photos of Kevin’s body after arrival at the JKIA
‘I don’t think I will ever manage to say it all in one day. Yesterday I couldn’t even do anything but cry, my body was numb. One thing I know is our brotherhood will forever be in my heart until we meet again brother. We’ve come a long way brother we did so much together over the years.
From the day you got diagnosed with cancer I promised you that I will always be by your side, I made trips to Berlin, Germany just to see you when you were going through all the chemotherapy sessions. We shared amazing memories together and those memories shall forever be with me. I know deep down if I was in your position you would have done the same for me.
Last week when I drove for 16 hours and 40 mins from the UK to be with you in Berlin it never crossed my mind that I would be at your bedside until your last breath that is something that will stick with me forever. I saw how you were struggling with pain every day, even when you were weak you still showed a brave face.
We went for a drive around Berlin listening to our favorite reggae tune Come Down Father by Beres Hammond and all you did was smile, even when you took your last breath Ken placed the phone beside your ear played the song as you laid peacefully and your face glowed with a smile that’s what I will always remember.
For the past week, we had deep conversations about life and despite your pain, you still tried to be positive.
You told me that if one day am to talk to people about you I should tell them how you were full of life and that’s exactly what I will do bro. Kevin, you are a warrior and you fought until the end. I love you so much, brother. Rest In Peace Bro 💔,’ he wrote.