President Uhuru, Raila Mourn Death of Dennis Oliech's Mother Mary Auma

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has led the country in mourning former Harambee Stars Captain Dennis Oliech's mother Ms Mary Auma, who succumbed on Friday following a long battle with cancer. 

    Posting on his Twitter page, Uhuru expressed: "I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing on of Mama Oliech this evening. My heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of Mama Mary Auma, and indeed all Kenyans. May our Lord bless and comfort all of you during this time of grief. #RIPMamaOliech." 

    Reiterating the President's sentiments, Opposition leader Raila Odinga stated: "My deepest condolences to Dennis Oliech, the entire Oliech family and the soccer fraternity following the passing on of Mama Oliech after a long illness. We stand with the family in prayer at this time of grief. May her soul forever rest in eternal peace."

    [caption caption="Mary Ouma Oliech argues with KCB lawyer Philip Nyachoti at the Milimani law courts "][/caption]

    Deputy President William Ruto also took it to social media to convey his condolences to the family describing Ms Auma as a woman who raised a great son. 

    "A sad loss following the passing on of Mama Mary Auma, mother of Dennis Oliech, a leading Kenyan footballer. She nurtured a great son, who opened the gates of professional football to budding players and proved that focus, commitment, diligence, effort are ingredients of success," Ruto affirmed.

    Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko also declared his sympathy towards the family adding, "May God give you the peace that you seek."

    "Just learnt of untimely demise of the mother to footballer Dennis Oliech who was known to most of us who found a second home at her restaurant as Mama Oliech. The late Mama Oliech was a lovely and generous woman. We will miss her dearly, may her soul rest in peace," Embakasi East MP Babu Owino stated.

    Other leaders who condoled the family include former Kiambu governor William Kabogo, Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris together with other notable personalities like musician Suzanna Owino.

    Ms Auma who was suffering from cancer died at her Lavington home in Nairobi.

    It is reported that she developed difficulty in breathing before succumbing.

    Her body was moved to Umash Funeral Home.

    [caption caption="Dennis Oliech's mother Mary Auma"][/caption]