Sonko honours Dusit victim 'Odu Cobra' by sponsoring football tournament

A requiem Mass was held for journalist James "Odu Cobra" Oduor at All Saints Cathedral January 3, 2019. /EZEKIEL AMING'A
A requiem Mass was held for journalist James "Odu Cobra" Oduor at All Saints Cathedral January 3, 2019. /EZEKIEL AMING'A

Governor Mike Sonko and the Nairobi Sports Management Board

have pledged Sh250,000 in sponsorship for the Ziwani Football Tournament.

The sponsorship is in

memory of sports journalist James Oduor, popularly known as "Odu Cobra", who

was among the 21 victims of the DusitD2 attack on January 15.

Oduor was known for his passion for football.

“No amount equates the life and talent we have lost, but we pray for strength and hope in this trying time for the family to find comfort,” Sonko said in a Facebook post on Friday.

Oduor will be buried on Saturday in Likwala, Ugenya subcounty.

A memorial service was held for him on Thursday at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi.

Sonko has previously supported sported sports events.

In December 2017, he catered for the transport of football fans heading to Machakos from Nairobi for the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup final at Kenyatta Stadium.

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In October 2018, Sonko provided 150 buses to ferry football fans to Safaricom Stadium Kasarani for the AFCON qualifying match between Harambee Stars and Ethiopia.

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