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Dennis Oliech relives the final moments with his brother before he died – too painful

Footballer Dennis Oliech lost his brother Kevin Oliech last week to cancer. Kevin died in Germany while receiving treatment after fighting cancer for several years.

Dennis has opened up about his brother’s death saying that it has left him devastated. He further revealed that he was with his younger brother in hospital when he died.

Kevin and Dennis“Last week when I drove for 16 hours and 40 mins from the UK to be with you in Berlin. It never crossed my mind that I would be at your bedside until your last breath that is something that will stick with me forever,” he said.

“I saw how you were struggling with pain every day, even when you were weak you still showed a brave face. We went for a drive around Berlin listening to our favourite reggae tune, come down father by beers Hammond, and all you did was smile, even when you took your last breath.

“Ken placed the phone beside your ear played the song as you laid peacefully and your face glowed with a smile that’s what I will always remember.”

He continued:

“For the past week, we had deep conversations about life and despite your pain you still tried to be positive,” he went on.

“You told me that if one day I am to talk to people about you i should tell them how you were full of life and that’s exactly what I will do bro. Kevin, you are a warrior and you fought until the end. I love you so much, brother. Rest in peace bro.”

Kevin has played for several teams in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) including Mathare United, Nairobi City Stars, Ulinzi Stars, Ushuru FC and Tusker FC.

His death comes just two years after the passing of his mother Mary Auma Oliech who died of cancer. Popularly known as Mama Oliech, she was the name behind popular fish restaurant bearing her name. She died of gastric cancer.

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