It is a big loss to the Omondi’s after one of their own passed on yesterday morning due misuse of hard drugs.
Joseph Omondi was the first born in the family of four siblings where he has left behind comedian Eric Omondi as the second born, Irene Omondi as the third born and Fred Omondi as the last.
The brother to the comedian had struggled with the use of hard drugs specifically cocaine since he was introduced on them in highschool. Family had tried to keep him in rehab for over 19 years but he on occasions ran home to avoid such.
A few hours before his death, Eric Omondi had successfully tried to rescue him from Nyandarua where he had gone missing to avoid going to a rehab to save his life.
Here is an emotional message comedian Eric Omondi wrote on his timeline;
This is not the last image I would have wanted to post of my brother… But this is definitely the image I want every young person in this Country to see!!! Joseph Onyango Omondi passed on this morning around 3am, barely 12 hours after I found him in Downton River Road.
He was addicted to Cocaine and other substances and was in and out of Rehab for the past 19 years. May God himself take charge. Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to help @chipukeezy @teamd2d Thaaaanks???
These are some of the condolences different celebrities sent to the grieving family:
jackyvike: My Condolences Bro, May he Rest in Peace
djshiti_trhk: Pole sana Ndugu yangu… I can relate to that… I know how Annoying it is trying to Help a blood Brother from such lifestyle but he doesn’t want to reform…. May His Soul rest in Eternal peace….
phil_director: Oh no. May God rest him in peace?
bettymuteikyallo: This breaks my heart? This is Raw truth. Pole sana bro. It is well.
weezdommusic: So sad..Pole sana bro..jana ulikuwa ushaanza journey ingine mpya ya kutry kumrudisha poa bana ??? RIP
june_jayden: Take heart @ericomondi praying for God’s comfort.
victoriakimani: Sorry for your Loss bro ?
juliegichuru: I am so sorry for your loss @ericomondi. May he now rest in peace ?
christinashusho: Pole sana kakangu @ericomondi , pole sana kumpoteza kaka mkubwa, mpe mpe pole mama
don_lusiche: May his soul rest in peace…and to you @chipukeezy Maybe God has used your best friend and business associate @ericomondi to make you work.Nacada has failed us.hundreds of thousands of youth are going through this everyday.wake up bro and work for Kenyan youth..work work and work so sic of lots pr gimmicks with kenyan leaders and those in position