‘3 things my brother told me’ – General Francis Ogolla’s sister reveals his instructions before death

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 21 Apr, 2024 12:26 | < 1 min read
General Francis Ogolla's sister Peres Onyango
General Francis Ogolla's sister Peres Onyango. PHOTO/Screengrab by K24 Digital

Departed Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla had given instructions to his sister Peres Onyango and the entire family regarding his burial after his death.

Speaking during the burial ceremony in Ng'iya in Siaya, Peres revealed that the fallen General gave three instructions before his death.

Peres revealed that General Ogolla wanted to be buried within 48 hours after his death, but changed his mind due to her stubbornness.

"He told me, 'Peres, a soldier can die any time. So if I die, I need to be buried within 48 hours. Peres I know you can give them problems, so I will add you more hours. Let it be 72 hours'," she said.

Peres also revealed that General Ogolla showed her where he should be buried when he died.

"He took me to the gravesite and told me this is where I should be buried when I die," Peres added.

According to the sister, the fallen soldier also requested the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to sponsor his wife for a holiday after he passed on.

"He also told me, 'when I die after burial, Jeshi (KDF) should give money to Mama Achieng (Aileen Kathambi Ogolla) to go on holiday'. So Jeshi you have work to do. Mama Achieng must go on holiday," she stated.

Peres eulogised General Ogolla as a loyal, dedicated man who served not just humanity but also God during his lifetime.

“My brother is a kind man, loyal man; very dedicated, very committed to everything he does. He did things to perfection. My brother was a good Christian. A servant leader of God. He walked the talk. He did his best in Christian life in general," she added.

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