The family of former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech is feuding over burial plans for their mother, with two siblings placing death announcements with differing schedules.
Mary Auma Oliech, the family matriarch, died on July 20 and it appears that the divisions between her sons and daughters may eclipse her achievements that include raising three reputable footballers and running a world-famous restaurant.
On Tuesday, two transition notices relating to Mrs Oliech’s death were placed in the Daily Nation.
One that was sponsored by one of her five sons said Mrs Oliech’s body will be taken from Umash Funeral Home on Thursday and that the cortege will reach the rural home in Seme, Kisumu County, on Friday.
The other notice, funded by one of the two Oliech sisters, did not reveal details of when the body will be taken from the morgue in Nairobi, only announcing that the burial will be on August 18 — more than a week after the planned arrival of the body at the rural home as per the brother’s announcement.
The sister did not respond to our request for a comment.