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Popular Kenya Football Fan, Isaac Onyango Killed By Armed Men

Agency Report

Kenya best-known colourful football fan and a former newspaper vendor, Isaac Juna Onyango has been hacked to death in his home.

He was always painting his body from head to toe in Kenya’s colours of black, red and green, and staging animated dances in the stadium.

For more than two decades, Onyango was seen as a walking advertisement for the Harambee Stars and other top club teams, including his favourite AFC Leopards.

“I do it because I love football so much, I can hardly miss an international match anywhere in the country,” he said in a 2007 interview with a Kenya newspaper.

“After being painted I stop talking to anybody, abstain from sex and do nothing to compromise my concentration until after the match,” he said.

In a tribute on Twitter, Harambee Stars said, “his passion for the game was unmatched.”

He received a Kenya lifetime achievement award for his contribution to football in 2011.

The 56-year-old football fan was hacked to death by armed men at his village home in western Kenya on Wednesday in what was believed to be a dispute over ancestral land, media reports said.

Source AFP.


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