Former Mathare United player Kevin Oliech the younger brother of former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech has succumbed is dead.
According to reports, Kevin succumbed to Lung Cancer while receiving treatment in Germany.
The news of his passing was announced by Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko who described the late footballer as an established player just like his brothers Dennis Oliech who is currently a member of the Nairobi City County Sports Board.
“Saddened by the untimely death of former Gor Mahia player Kevin Oliech, brother to former Harambee Stars Captain Dennis Oliech, a member of the Nairobi City County Sports Board. Kevin passed on this evening in Germany while undergoing treatment for cancer. The former prolific footballer just like his brothers Dennis Oliech, Andrew Oyombe and Steve Okumu was a hardworking lad who rose to fame because of his talent, self-belief and determination. Our prayers and thoughts are with the grieving family. Poleni sana,” wrote Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
During his career, Kevin played for various clubs including Mathare United, Tusker FC, Ushuru FC, Thika United, Gor Mahia and Nairobi City Stars. The former striker died at the age of 33.
The younger Oliech had battled cancer for the last four years before his untimely demise.