Birthday tragedy! Kenyan football hero killed a day to his birthday

Kenyan football fanatics this morning the death of James Oduor popularly known as  ‘Cobra’ following yesterday’s terror attack at Dusit Hotel complex in Westlands, Nairobi.

Cobra who was  supposed to celebrate his birthday today, was among the first people to send out distress calls on his Twitter handle immediately the attack began.

“Waaaah. What’s happening at 14 Riverside fam? Any news from out there?” – was one of his posts seen yesterday.

As the attacks went on, Cobra kept tweeting, trying to inform Kenyans of what was going on.

“What’s happening at 14 Riverside man. We’re trapped in our buildings. Gunshots and non-stop explosions” – another tweet read.

He ran a video blog (Wadau Tv) which covered football stories from the grassroots level.

Those who knew Cobra personally took to social media to express their grief, showering him with messages of peace. Here are a couple of the reactions.

“It is with a heavy heart that we must share the sad news of the passing of a great man James OduorCobra aka ODu… You were and are still an inspiration to all, with a heart that radiated love and warmth through all our lives. You will truly be missed and forever remembered.” – Sony Sugar

“Fare thee well my friend. Your good spirit will live on in football. You did your part. We shall do ours and remember you.” – FKF boss Nick Mwendwa.


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