Kenya mourns departed events organizer Big Kev
Messages of condolences from friends and colleagues of Kevin Ombajo continue to flow on social media following the death of the renowned events organiser.
Ombajo, popularly known as Big Kev, died on Saturday after a long battle with a brain tumour that led to the loss of his sight late last year.
Big Kev, the CEO and founder of Tru Blaq has been battling with the tumour for six years. Over that period he underwent over 10 brain surgeries.
Early this year, Kenyan entertainers came together in a fundraising dinner in Nairobi that netted more than Sh7million to cushion the medication costs.
Following news of his death on Saturday evening, the hashtag #RIPBigKev has been trending on Twitter.
Rest with the Angels Big Kev You fought a good fight. My heartfelt condolences to family & friends. You were a true inspiration to many. pic.twitter.com/GSJ5daZ5Pa
— Suzanna Owiyo – OGW (@SuzannaOwiyo) July 30, 2017
RIP Big Kev. You fought a good fight.
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) July 29, 2017
CEO and founder of Tru Blaq Entertainment, Big Kev, has passed on after a long battle with a recurring brain tumour.
— Number8, the poet (@DannMwangi) July 29, 2017
Big Kev. The one guy who would pick calls when no one else would. A great mentor. An icon. Sleep well, gallant warrior.
— Ciru Muriuki ツ (@CiruMuriuki) July 29, 2017
— Babu Owino™ (@Babu_Owino) July 30, 2017
RIP Big Kev. You were such an inspiration. Fare thee well! pic.twitter.com/26oW79vlXD
— Kenya Rugby 24/7 (@KenyaRugby247) July 29, 2017
Rest In Peace Big Kev… pic.twitter.com/QWxFi5IKxN
— DJ SADIC (@DJSADIC) July 29, 2017
On Facebook similar goodwill messages have been shared by prominent showbiz personalities and his close friends.