Footballer Dennis Oliech lost his mum, Mary Auma, popularly known as Mama Oliech, late last month and has been making funeral preparations with his family.
Governor Mike Sonko visited the family on Friday at their Riara home, to condole with them and make his contributions as well.
Sonko gave a contribution of approximately KSh1.5 million. He had previously contributed KSh100,000 to go towards “tea” and then added another KSh100,000 to help facilitate the family’s travel arrangements.
The amount included a personal donation from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Sonko noted that Mama Oliech will be remembered for her hardwork and discipline.
Mama Oliech will be laid to rest at her native home in Kisumu County on August 11.
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