Football fraternity is mourning the death of Mary Auma Oliech, the mother of Kenyan ace striker Dennis Oliech.
Today, the football family received the message of passing of Mary who has been ill for a long time as messages of condolences trickled in.
Mama Oliech, as she is popularly known, has been battling cancer for the last five years and breathed her last at her home in Lavington, Nairobi.
“Deepest condolences to the Oliech family on the passing of Mama Oliech. She was such a force that saw the development of Denis Oliech; arguably Kenya’s finest striker to date and many other talented children.” #RIPMamaOliech #CancerSoldier #CancerWarrior – tweeted media personality Carol Radull.
Oliech’s elder brother and manager Nickson Onywanda, was late Friday quoted by a section of the media confirming his mother’s death.
He also revealed the body has been moved to Umash Funeral Home.
“On my own behalf and that of the entire football fraternity, I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dennis ‘the Menace’ Oliech, following the untimely passing on of Mama Mary Auma. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the entire family, during these trying times. Mama has gone in our sight but never from our hearts,” tweeted Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa.