Colourful Kenyan Football Fan Hacked To Death
Muhammad Rameez Published January 27, 2022 | 07:54 PM
Kenyans were mourning Thursday the country's best known football fan, a colourful former newspaper vendor who was hacked to death at his home
Nairobi, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Jan, 2022 ) :Kenyans were mourning Thursday the country's best known football fan, a colourful former newspaper vendor who was hacked to death at his home.
Issac Juma Onyango was a familiar feature when the national team Harambee stars were playing -- painting his body from head to toe in Kenya's colours of black, red and green, and staging animated dances in the stadium.
"His passion for the game was unmatched," the Harambee Stars said in a tribute on Twitter.
For more than two decades, Onyango was a walking advertisement for the Harambee Stars and other top club teams, including his favourite AFC Leopards, and his appearance in the stadium was believed to be a good luck charm.
"After being painted I stop talking to anybody, abstain from sex and do nothing to compromise my concentration until after the match.
Onyango was awarded a Kenyan lifetime achievement award in 2011 for his contribution to football.
The killers came from behind a tree and "cut his neck like someone who is slaughtering a cow", one of his wives, Farida, told reporters.
Onyango is survived by two wives, while media reports said he had 10 or 11 children.