Former Mathare United and Thika United player Kevin Oliech is dead.
Confirming his sudden death, family spokesperson Nixon Onywanda Oliech said Kevin succumbed to cancer in a hospital in Germany.
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Kevin, who is the younger brother of former Harambee Stars player Dennis Oliech, has been ailing for some time and was under treatment in Germany under the care of his elder brother Ken Oliech.
“For four years he’s been in and out of hospital. Last year he came back to Kenya then returned to Germany but we’ve unfortunately lost him,” Nixon said.
His death comes two years after that of his mother, Mary Auma Oliech who passed on in July 2018.
Kevin also played for Nairobi City Stars, Tusker, Ushuru and defunct Securicor.
Internationally, he played for German’s KFC Uerdingen 05 and Alemannia Aachen, among other teams.
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