The government and Kenyans at large have been urged to honor its heroes, instead of neglecting them, following the demise of former footballer Joe Kadenge. Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has said as a country, we must learn to honor our heroes and look at ways of branding them like other countries do, the likes of David Rudisha among others, “Pele stopped playing football many years ago but he travels across the world on expenses of the government of Brazil,” he said. He said Kadenge was one of the few people that actually had a brand.
He noted that the late Kadenge had been living in abject poverty for a while before his death on Sunday. The MP sent his condolences to the Kadenge family, “When I was growing up, I thought football was called Kadenge. When we used to play we used to say we are going to play ‘Kadenge’..the loss of this sports personality in our country is a big loss.”
The late Kadenge, who died after a long period of illness, will be buried next Saturday in Vihiga County, and plans are already underway, with an estimated Kshs 5 million budget to cater for the funeral arrangements.