Barely three days after the laying Impala Saracens fullback Richard Sidindi to rest, the rugby fraternity has been thrown into mourning state again following the death of USIU winger Derrick Obiero.
Obiero passed on on Tuesday 12 March at around 7:15 PM at St Francis Hospital in Kasarani Area in Nairobi where he had been taken for treatment. Scrummage has learnt that he had an infection and was taken to the facility where he first had a Computed tomography (CT) scan that revealed he had a brain tumour.
He later had a Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan done but he passed on before the results were out.
His club, USIU confirmed his demise via their official twitter page : “It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of one of our own Derrick Obiero, who died this evening from a brain tumor. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends as well. May God be with us during this trying time, ” reads the tweet.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of one of our own Derrick Obiero, who died this evening from a brain tumor. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends as well. May God be with us during this trying time pic.twitter.com/9KUdeWzowI
— USIU-AFRICA RUGBY (@usiurfc) March 12, 2019
Before joining the Championship side USIU, Obiero had stints at Kakamega Rugby Club and Kabras RFC. He was released by Kabras in October 2016 alongside Eliud Mulama and Martin Juma to join the University side.
From the Scrummage desk we extend our deepest sympathies to USIU and Obiero’s family. May his soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father.