People will never cease to be people. The late Kadenge was a renowned footballer who helped our National team make great moves in the world of soccer. His prowess got fans praising his name with cheering songs, Kadenge na mpira melody.
That was kind enough, but then, the fundamental question today is, how was his life after soccer? Who cared for him as he battled illness since (2006) to date when it overpowered him?
You may not have immediate answers, but here are the facts;
Nobody even those in power showed sincere concerns at the time when he fell sick until the last days when the illness overpowered.
Such a heroic profile should be showed respect after their career life by the respective authorities, proper medication and retirement benefits are some but crucial demands.
It’s notwithstanding vital to mention that, during his life before and after soccer career, he was taken for granted, just like the same way you take your friend a and neighbor lightly.
Now that he is no more, every politician want to be associated with him, taking advantage to use the podium for self interests, praising a departed soul, how he scored incredible goals that helped harambee starts qualify, how he dribbled with the ball. What a scrap?
I hear they purchased an expensive casket, lifted him via the air to western side of the country for burial, not to forget they turned burial ceremony into political rally for their near future interests.
All that is in vanity, I think we should praise, respect and recognize people while they are still alive, this rubbish of praising and offering millions of money as contribution is just overrated, lets help people while they still breathe. A cup of milk could be appreciated than a handful of million coins to purchase a casket.
People will celebrate, enjoy and praise you when you are gone.
People are just people, people are me and you.
Show much love to a healthy person than their caskets.