Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said he will continue supporting sporting talents across the country as a way of honoring former Harambee Stars forward Kevin Oliech who died last month.
Kevin Oliech passed away in a German hospital after battling cancer for four years.
Kevin Oliech played for several top teams including Slum Boys, Mathare United who won their maiden Kenyan Premier League title in 2008 under Coach Francis Kimanzi.
Sonko mourned Oliech as a resilient footballer who had great dreams and the desire to improve football locally.
“The late Kevin Oliech who played for Nairobi City Stars and Mathare United and other teams was a prolific footballer just like his brothers, Dennis Oliech, Andrew Oyombe, and the late Steve Okumu,”
He said that he has known Kevin for many years through his brother, Dennis Oliech who is a member of the Nairobi City County Sports Board,”
“I shall continue supporting the Oliech family during this difficult moment to ensure Kevin gets a befitting send-off,” said Sonko.
Sonko has promised to ensure more stadiums are built and new academies are set up to support football talent in Nairobi and other parts of the country.
“The County Government has plans to build more stadiums in Nairobi and I will personally do what I can to support those with extraordinary talent not only in football but also other sports,” stated Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.