Emmanuel Otieno aka Jadudi was a good example of how Kenyans can unite for a good cause and forget petty things that divide the country.
Jadudi lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday but he would be remembered for his brevity that got the country unite behind him.
After three surgeries, Mr Jadudi sought help from the Africa Cancer Foundation.
Writer Jackson Biko, who blogged about his journey, consequently launched an online funds drive, which saw Kenyans raise Sh6.4 million in just 48 hours, surpassing the initial target of Sh1 million.
Members of the public continued sending money for his treatment.
He died at a Kisumu County hospital on Monday night after years of unsuccessful surgeries to remove a tumour from his head.
Mr Jadudi hailed from Dudi Village in Oyugis, Homa Bay County, was 27 years old and attended the University of Nairobi.