A moment of silence for CDF Francis Ogolla in FKF Matches

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has announced that all their matches across the country will observe a minute of silence to mourn the death of Chief of Dfence Forces Francis Ogolla.

Yesterday, Ogolla doing in a helicopter crash with other military personnel in Kaben, Marakwet.

Ogolla died alongside Brigadier Swaleh Said, Colonel Dancan Keitany, Lieutenant Col. David Sawe, Major George Benson Magondu, Capt. Sora Mohammed, CaptHillary Litali, Snr Sgt John Kinyua MureithiSgt. Cliffonce Omondi, and Sgt. Rose Nyawira

Today, FKF’s Secretary General Barry Otieno in a memo said that he was moved to show solidarity with the rest of the nation by announcing that for the next ten days, a moment of silence will be observed before games in honour of the departed servicemen.

“It is with profound sorrow that the nation received the news of the tragic helicopter crash in Elgeyo Marakwet County, resulting in the loss of General Francis Ogolla, Kenya’s Chief of Defence Forces, and nine other military personnel. Their untimely demise is a profound loss not only to the military fraternity but to the entire nation.”

 “The men and women of our armed forces have consistently displayed unwavering commitment and sacrifice in ensuring the security and stability of our beloved nation. Their contributions extend beyond the boundaries of their duties, often extending to safeguarding events and gatherings, including our football matches.

In light of this unfortunate event and recognition of the invaluable service rendered by General Francis Ogolla and the other fallen soldiers, we, the Football Kenya Federation, wish to honour their memory and express our deepest condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues,” continued his letter.

He went on to urge the members to stick together during the ten-day remembrance period.

“Therefore, we kindly request all FKF members to observe a minute of silence before the commencement of all FKF matches, starting from today, April 19, 2024, to April 29, 2024, as a mark of respect and remembrance for the fallen soldiers. Let us stand together in solidarity and pay tribute to these brave individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good of our country.”

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