The late Joseph Omondi
Joseph Omondi, brother to the popular comedian, Eric Omondi is dead.
This comes barely 15 hours after the popular comedian posted a video of his brother, who was struggling with cocaine and other substance abuse.
Eric had found his brother in Downton River Road, Nairobi, on June 18th
Eric with Joseph on June 18th
In a video posted by the comedian, Joseph had been in and out of rehabilitation and even at times run away from home in fear of going back to rehab.
‘’We have tried our best as a family. Because of his addiction he has a tendency to run away from us to avoid rehabilitation,’’ said the comedian.
While announcing his brother’s death, Eric revealed that Joseph had been struggling with cocaine and substance abuse for the past 19 years.
“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.’’ Posted Eric.
The comedian thanked the newly appointed board member of NACADA, Chipukeezy and Big Ted for their support hours after he found his brother.