Oliech urges Gov’t to build more cancer treatment centers

Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech has urged the Government to build more cancer facilities in the country to facilitate the treatment of the disease locally.

The former Kenyan international said most Kenyans are unable to afford treatment in private hospitals or abroad leading to loss of their loved ones.

“Some of this hospitals in the country only what to take your money they don’t have the necessary equipment for treatment some of the doctors are quakes so most of the patience end up dying because of being treated by unprofessional people who are only after money it’s a sad state in the country that needs to be taken seriously, ” said Oliech

Oliech lost his mother Mary Auma to cancer in 2018 and the disease tragically struck again to take his brother Kevin last year. Oliech decried the lack of quality support for cancer patients.

“The herbalists have also taken advantage of the situation and they are selling drugs to the desperate people who are getting healed. My late mother was a victim of the herbal medicine that I think fastened her death. It makes me very sad when I think about that.

There are very many people who are dying in the villages because they lack money to the be treated in private hospitals  or be flown outside the country for treatment that’s why I am urging the government to be committed and fasten building cancer hospital in every county to save the lives of Kenyan’s who  are suffering in the village across the country that’s my sincere request,” he added.

Oliech, regarded one of the most gifted footballers the country has ever produced, was speaking to Jalango TV where he recounted his football career and personal life.

He also discussed Michael Olunga, saying the striker is talented enough to earn European football success but believes that opportunity slipped away when he moved from Spain to Japan.

Olunga had a loan spell with Girona FC where he scored a memorable 22-minute hat-trick on his debut for the La Liga side in 2018, becoming the first Kenyan to achieve such a feat in the Spanish top-flight.

He moved on later that year when his contract ran out, joining Kashiwa Reysol where he became a Japanese football superstar. He moved to Qatar Stars League champions Al-Duhail on a three-seasons contract early this year.

And Oliech says more could have come from Olunga who might never get a chance to play at the top level owing to rules that make it difficult for players in the Middle East leagues to acquire work permits in Europe.


Dennis Oliech

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