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Kevin Oliech's body arrives at JKIA from Germany [PHOTOS]

Last updated 4 months ago | By Odero Charles

The late Kevin Opiyo Oliech. [Photo: Courtesy]

The body of Kevin Oliech has arrived back in the country.

Kevin, 33, died on August 17th in Germany while on his way to the United States of America where he was to be treated for cancer.

Kevin’s body was on Thursday evening received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by his family, friends, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, renowned reggae DJ Kris Darlin and several other sports personalities.

Governor Mike Sonko, Kris Darlin among others on receiving the body [Photo: Solomon Koko]

A short prayer was conducted for the late Kevin Oliech, before the body was taken to Umash Funeral Home ahead of his burial in Maseno, Seme village on Saturday, September 5.

According to Oliech’s family, the body will be prepared for viewing and flown to Kisumu on Friday, September 4.

Kevin Oliech died in Berlin [Photo: Solomon Koko]

Kevin was the young brother of former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech, Andrew Oyombe, who also played for the national team Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia, Steve Okumu Oliech, Nixon Onywanda and former Gor Mahia captain and striker Kennedy Oliech.

Kevin Oliech's kin [Photo: Solomon Koko]

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.

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