President Kenyatta has joined other Kenyan leaders in mourning Kenya’s football legend Joe Kadenge who died on Sunday at a Nairobi hospital.
The president described Kadenge as Kenya’s football icon who had a great love for the country and held big dreams for Kenyan football.
“Joe Kadenge represented the best of our football. He was the icon of the sport in our country. It is sad that the hand of death has robbed us of a man who gave his all for the glory of our country,” he said.
The president prayed God to grant the family, friends, relatives and the entire football fraternity in the country the serenity and fortitude to bear with the loss.
Deputy President William Ruto termed Kadenge as wonderful man, on and off the pitch; approachable, gentlemanly, courteous and a role model.
Raila Odinga, on the other hand, said that Kadenge was a true ambassador for the country.
“We have today lost one of the greatest talents to ever grace a football pitch in our national uniform. May his spirit inspire more young people to pursue the game. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the soccer fraternity for whom he was a figure to emulate,” he said.