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Kevin, Dennis Oliech's younger brother, to be buried on Saturday in Kisumu

Last updated 1 month ago | By Waweru Titus

The late Kevin Opiyo Oliech. [Photo: Courtesy]

Former Mathare United forward Kevin Opiyo Oliech who died in August will be buried on Saturday at the family's rural home in Seme, Kisumu County.

Oliech died in Germany on his way to the United States of America where he was to be treated for cancer.

"The body arrives in the country today (Thursday) evening accompanied by friends and family.

“They will then proceed to Kisumu on Friday with the burial set for Saturday," a source told a local daily.

Oliech’s body will arrive on September 3, 2020, at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and will be preserved at the Umash Funeral Home while in Nairobi.

Opiyo, 33, was the young brother of former Kenyan international and Nantes striker Dennis Oliech and former Harambee star player Andrew Oyombe, who also played for the national team Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia.

Opiyo played for Kenyan Premier League sides Tusker, Ushuru, Thika United, and Nairobi City Stars.

Internationally, he played for German fifth-tier side KFC Uerdingen 05 and second-tier Alemannia Aachen, among other teams before hanging his boots.

Opiyo’s death came two years after the demise of his mother, Mary Auma Oliech who passed on in July 2018.

Mama Oliech was diagnosed with cancer five years before her death. [Photo by WILLIS AWANDU/STANDARD]
Former Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech. [Photo: File]
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