In two different Instagram posts, Kenyan rapper CMB Prezzo has praised former Mathare United forward Kevin Opiyo Oliech following a brave battle with cancer that saw him pass on last weekend. Opiyo, 33, was the younger brother of former Harambee Stars players Dennis Oliech and Andrew Oyombe.
Speaking of a friend he held so dear, CMB Prezzo termed Kevin as a true soldier as he added his voice in mourning a star who has been hailed by celebs and fans from all walks of life. “A true soldier you were Kevin. Rest in paradise blood,” CMB Prezzo posted today August 18, alongside a photo of the two of them attending a gig.
“I still can’t believe it but we cannot question God. Rest in peace my brother Kevin Oliech till we meet again,” the My City My Town rapper had posted a day ago. “Death can be so cruel. Kevin was full of life. He was a young man with a good heart. He was a great talent and a true friend to all who knew him,” CMB Prezzo told Standard Entertainment & Lifestyle.
Opiyo died in Germany on his way to the United States of America where he was to be treated for cancer. Prior to his demise he played for Kenyan Premier League sides Tusker, Ushuru, Thika United, and Nairobi City Stars. Maina Kageni also sent his condolences to the family saying, “Rest in peace, Kevin Oliech. You were so so young. You fought a long hard battle. One day, cancer too shall die…Good night young King…Heartbreaking.”
It has been a hard time for the Oliech family that has seen the former Kenyan international almost go broke after leading a successful football career. From his mother to his siblings, as a big brother, Oliech has for the last six years devoted his finances and time to the family – to the point of being declared broke at some point.
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