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Famous football fan and blogger Jaro Soja films dying mother

In a gut wrenching video, famous football fan and blogger Jaro Soja, born Jared Abong’o, filmed his dying mother who passed away on November 16, 2023.

In the video, Jaro Soja recorded a relative urgently attending to his mother who lay semi-unconscious on the floor, conducting chaotic CPR to try and keep her breathing as he was informed that she had been complaining of headaches.

The mother was listless and appeared to be breathing her last.

The tragic video showed the mother being moved to a bed where a doctor later began attending to her.

The short scene was followed by a video of her loaded into a vehicle and rushed to a facility, presumably a mortuary because she was covered from head to toe in a Maasai shawl as she was removed from the back of the car and placed onto a gurney.

In another clip, family members could be seen gathered in prayer, then later at a church service and in a  family gathering where they were being addressed by Siaya Governor James Orengo at a homestead before the politician proceeded to view the body.

Jaro Soja shared the video with close acquaintances and posted it on TikTok as well, and is using it to solicit financial assistance to bury his mother on December 9, 2023, in South Gem, Odendo Village in Siaya County.

“How my mum collapsed and passed away on Thursday of 16th November 2023. Nilikua nimekaa Kwa nyumba yake halafu shemeji yangu akapiga nduru ati mum ameanguka, mimi kutoka nje nikapata the situation was worst (I was just seated in the house when my in-law screamed that my mother had collapsed. When I went outside, I found the situation was the worst)! Eish! Go well mama. You will forever remain in our hearts,” said Jaro Soja.

In another message, he said, “My mama will be laid to rest on 9th Dec 2023 in South Gem Odendo village in Siaya county. I will appreciate whatever little you will contribute to me. Kidogo kidogo hujaza kibaba. Jaro soldier Gor Mahia 001. Good (God) bless.”

The video has attracted varied reactions with others condoling him and others telling him off for sharing his mother’s last moments alive, stripping her of her dignity especially when the relative, in conducting the chaotic CPR, lifted up her grey shirt and semi-exposed her chest area and upper tummy.

Jaro Soja is a renowend Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars fan.

His house in the village is painted in Gor Mahia colors.

His proximity and popularity have seen him be close friends with famous politicians including former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Siaya Governor James Orengo.

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