Nakuru RFC in funds drive for fallen star Okombe


Nakuru RFC and Simbas back row Mike Okombe(C) with his national teammates. He met ...
Nakuru RFC and Simbas back row Mike Okombe(C) with his national teammates. He met his death on Friday night.PHOTO/KRU

Top Fry Nakuru RFC have launched a fund-raising drive for their fallen back row Mike Okombe who was stabbed to death during a night out in Nakuru.

The club will hold a fundraiser campaign on Saturday at its Nakuru headquarters where they are targeting to raise KSh1 million for in funeral funds.

Well-wishers can make contributions toward the funeral kitty via paybill* ahead of the Simbas player’s burial on November 18 at his parents’ home in Kakamega County.

The ‘Wanyore’ are also planning to sell their merchandise as part of their concerted effort to raise cash towards the burial of the departed star.

A statement from Nakuru RFC said, “The family proposed a date of 18 November for his burial, please mark that date and be with us for his last send off.”

Nakuru rugby family had its second meeting on Monday to honour Okombe. “It was noted with great concern that social media had turned his death into tribal bashing and hate in Kenya.

“Okombe did none of that and his name should not be used by bigots, haters and tribal merchants to spread their evil,” read the statement.

The club has undertaken to take up the costs of the hospital and transport of the body to Kakamega.

Okombe comes from a large family and was the eldest son. His small siblings were looking up to Okombe for their daily needs.

 

*Paybill number is 874900. Accounts: MIKE

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