Plans for the interment of fallen Nakuru and Simbas back row Mike Okombe are at an advanced stage.
A fundraising drive to aid the funeral kitty was held at the Nakuru Athletic Club on Sunday afternoon and graced by members of the rugby fraternity, most notably members and officials from his home club Top Fry Nakuru RFC as well as representatives from the Kenya Rugby Union who included Hon Secretary Oduor Gangla and Director in charge of Fixtures, Moses Ndale.
Collections to date, inclusive of those raised on Sunday are at Ksh 350,000 and the funeral organized committee still seeks to raise the targeted Ksh 1 million. Payments can still be made to the funeral kitty through Paybill 874900 account name MIKE.
Meanwhile, Mike’s body will leave the Mukumu Mission Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday for Kakamega before setting off to his father’s home at Emasatsi in Kisa, Kakamega County on Wednesday. He will be laid to rest on Thursday 16 November 2017.