Kenyan politicians have joined the rest of the world in mourning football great Diego Maradona.
William Ruto and Raila Odinga joined Kenyans in mourning one of the very finest football has ever seen.
Diego Maradona, the Argentine footballing wizard, died yesterday (November 25th) of cardiac arrest. He was at his home in Argentina recovering from brain surgery.
Maradona had undergone brain surgery early this month after complaining of fatigue. The doctors found a blood clot in his brain, which they successfully removed and discharged him after two days in the hospital. However, Maradona was an outpatient, receiving medical attention while at his home.
Many in the footballing consider Maradona as one of the finest to ever play the game. He was extremely talented, a player with smooth movements and a bottomless barn of trickery to call upon to humiliate his opponents.
His start power shone so brightly, it extended beyond the footballing world. In fact, even people with no passing interest in football knew about Maradona. Indeed, a chunk of that knowledge was due to his problem with drugs and other controversies.
Raila, Ruto mourn the legend
Ruto and Raila, then, were not left behind in acknowledging the loss of the football icon.
Ruto, in his statement on Twitter, reflected on the player’s extreme gift of trickery and creativity. He said that the world would miss Maradona’s ‘strength, tactics, tricks and desire,’ and his creativity in front of goal.
“Our thoughts are with the family, their loved ones, and the football fraternity. Rest in Peace, Legend.” Ruto wrote on Twitter.
Raila, on his part, stated that it was Diego Maradona who instilled the love of football in millions across the world, turning football ‘into almost some kind of religion.’
“He inspired the youth on to the pitch. May He rest In Eternal Peace.” He wrote.
Argentina President, Alberto Fernandez, declared three days of mourning for Maradona. Indeed, several Argentines camped outside Maradona’s home as they mourned their best footballing gift.