Uhuru sets up meeting with legend Kadenge to fulfill his dying wish
President Uhuru Kenyatta is finally set to meet ailing football legend Joe Kadenge.
The scheduled meeting was confirmed on Thursday by top government officials who paid the former Kenya international player and coach a visit at his Mariakani home in South B, Nairobi.
The officials included Principal Secretary Culture Joe Okudo and the Secretary in the Ministry of Sports and Culture Wesley Ongayo .
“We are here to confirm that the President has heard your wish and he is now set to meet you either on Monday or Tuesday”. Okudo told a visibly excited Kadenge.
President Kenyatta is currently in Mombasa on an official trip.
The development comes two days after Nairobi News highlighted Kadenge’s wish to meet the President “before his death”.
Kadenge’s emotional message was contained in a minute long video.
“My body has refused me. I wish to meet President Kenyatta before God calls me” said Kadenge in the video.
At the same time, an online fundsdrive in aid of Kenyatta’s medical expenses has so far realised Sh800,000 in cash and pledges.
The drive is spearheaded by former Kenya international Sammy Shollei.
Kadenge, considered Kenya’s best ever football talent, has been in and out of hospital – even as he struggles to meet his medical and upkeep expenses. A fundsdrive to offset some of his needs is set for Nairobi on Friday.