Football darling Kevin Opiyo Oliech was laid to rest today in an emotional funeral service hosted in his rural home in Seme, Kisumu County.
Kevin breathed his last in Berlin, Germany where he was receiving treatment for cancer.
His funeral was attended by family and friends of the football star. Among them was Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Here are photos from the burial ceremony taken by GPS-047.
Kevin Oliech, a former Mathare United and Thika United player is dead.
Kevin is a brother to Harambee Stars legend Dennis Oliech.
Family spokesperson Nixon Onywanda Oliech confirmed the sad news in an interview with Citizen Digital Sunday evening.
Oliech had battled cancer for the last four years before succumbing to the disease.
Nixon said: “For four years he’s been in and out of hospital. Last year he came back to Kenya then returned to Germany but we’ve unfortunately lost him.”
Apart from Mathare and Thika, Oliech also turned out for other Kenyan Premier League clubs including Nairobi City Stars, Tusker, Ushuru and defunct Securico
His death come barely two years after that of her mother Mary Oliech who passed on in July 2018.
The family, revered for its football prowess has, in the past, also lost Steve Okumu, a former Gor Mahia striker who died in a road accident in the USA.