By Deborah Auko
Despite my best intentions,i avoid gutter press because i am allergic to bad writing and to write ups that no one takes responsibility for..ghost authors..but I have been inboxed an article from the star about the harambee stars legend Dennis Oliech and how he has moved from Grass to grace and back to what was that?….gutter?
..lined with bile,falsehoods and attention seeking of ‘competing with the sun’ proportions.
1)Oliech has only sold one property among the properties he owns,and there is nothing wrong with that..the reason people invest in property is not to get buried with them, but to reinforce themselves with on a rainy day.
2) There is nothing wrong with Oliech drinking 18 year old whiskies..and nothing wrong with him taking 5 year old whiskies at space or 1824..Uhuru Kenyatta takes Johnnie Walker gold reserve,Raila Odinga takes Jack Daniels.
3) There is nothing wrong with Oliech renting a three bedroomed apartment in kileleshwa rather than throwing out his tenants at his palatial runda or kitisuru properties..he has no wife..no children..what does he need a mansion for..if an apartment in kile is gutter,u need to visit your relatives at Mukuru kwa Ben where a single stove can burn an entire settlement.
4) This particular friend who apparently says “Des siku hizi hana kakitu” is the reason Oliech is relevant, nowadays only choosing to spend on and with people who matter and not anyone else.
5) There was nothing wrong with Oliech drinking or enjoying his cash when he played for Nantes or Auxerre..I have never understood why Kenyans feel the need to manage people’s lifestyles when they can’t manage their politics..The day Kenyans will manage their corruption issues, politics etc then can they come dictate who drinks what where with who..its not your money boss..si pesa ya mama yako.
The most puzzle I have taken with this article and its author is the fact that it’s a known fact Oliech’s mom is a stage 4 cancer patient who Oliech has been managing solely for the last 5 years..the mother is on palliative treatment in a private hospital abroad,bills which oliech has been footing for the last 5 years, Many Kenyans busy judging oliech cant even try managing a chronic malaria patient in Kenya for a year let alone 5 years and abroad.
This is a fact that this author whose name is….oh sorry he has no name he is just called “star reporter” has conveniently left out.
This article would have had so much brass tacks and character had it been turned into an “oliech fighting for his mom..oliech fighting cancer..Oliech career disrupted as he helps mom fight cancer..Oliech sells a property to ensure mom gets good treatment” kind of article.
..there is not a single journalist in this country who has had an exclusive interview with Oliech on his journey with his mom’s cancer, what its done to his career and his life..that shows you how THICK AS MUCUS most of our journalists are.
Most kenyans writers?…gutter press?..stolid,obtuse,doltish thinking revolutionized..Daftness outbreak.