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Raila pays a visit to bereaved Oliech family in Nairobi

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has paid a visit and condoled with the family of the late Mary Auma, mother to former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech.

Mr Odinga was accompanied to the Oliechs’ business premises in Nairobi by his close friend and Suna East lawmaker Junet Mohamed.

The ODM leader is not only a former footballer and ardent fan of the game, but also is a confessed admirer of Oliech’s talents on the football pitch.

Besides Odinga, other distinguished personalities who have visited the bereaved family include Kenya international McDonald Mariga, ex-Harambee Stars goalkeeper Ken Kenyatta and renowned DJ Kris Darling, who is a relative of the family.

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Kenya international McDonald Mariga (tallest back row) when he visited the family of the late Mama Oliech. PHOTO | COURTESY

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Uhuru leads the nation in mourning Mama Oliech

Auma, popularly known as Mama Oliech, died last Friday at her Nairobi home after developing difficulty in breathing.

The deceased, who owned a string of restaurants, specializing in traditional delicacies, and commercial properties in Nairobi and Kisumu was receiving treatment for cancer at the time of her death.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr Odinga and Football Kenya Federation president, Nick Mwendwa, are among several high profile dignitaries who led the nation in mourning Mama Oliech when news of her death broke.

The family is yet to release funeral arrangements.