Former Harambee Stars striker dies

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 16:27 | < 1 min read

By Nyaboga Kiage,

Former Harambee Stars striker Ali Kajo is dead.

The veteran footballer, who was a key player in the 1960s and 1970s Kenyan team, died on Monday, December 28, 2020, at a hospital in Mombasa County.

Kajo's family said that he died after a long illness.

The footballer is survived by a widow, 12 children and several grandchildren.

In September this year, a cross-section of Kenyans fundraised to help Kajo build a better house for his family.

Legend has it that he was renowned for powerful football shots such that one goalkeeper opted to ran away from a Mombasa field with the ball when Kajo was about to take a penalty.

Many Twitter users on Monday mourned the death of the legend.