Kadenge family calls for help in raising Ksh.5M for legend’s burial


Kadenge family calls for help in raising Ksh.5M for legend's burial

In Summary

  • The family and friends of the late have in the meantime organised for a fundraiser set for July 16, to help raise funds for the funeral.

  • In his death, messages of condolences have come thick and fast despite him living in abject misery during his twilight days.

The family of departed football legend Joe Kadenge has called on Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards legends to help them raise Ksh. 5million for his burial.

The family has in the meantime organised for a fundraiser set for July 16, geared towards raising funds for the funeral.

“The family invites everyone willing to join them including all sorts of sporting federations such as football, rugby, athletics, and volleyball among others to join them in fundraising,” the family spokesman Chris Mmbwanga told Citizen Digital on Tuesday.

In his death, messages of condolences have come thick and fast despite him living in abject misery during his twilight days.

Top government officials including President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed are among the leading political leaders who have condoled with the family.

Deputy President William Ruto who visited the Kadenge family yesterday pledged government support to ensure the former Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards great is given a decent send-off, while Amani National Congress Party leader, Musalia Mudavadi has offered a helicopter to ferry the body from Lee funeral home in Nairobi to Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega county where Kadenge started his football career.

From the stadium, it is expected the convoy will snake its way to his Vihiga home.

Kadenge started his football career as an attacking midfielder for Maragoli United before making a debut to Abaluhya United in 1966 now renamed AFC Leopards, and went on to play  for Harambee Stars for 14 remarkable years.

Meanwhile former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is expected at the family home of the late this evening to condole with them.

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