ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dennis Odongo 33 years old , born on October 15, 1980 and passed away on June 2, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Keshi Gachuhi on June 2, 2020
Bigfut!!!
I ate a lot of ugali today.
I smiled and cried and then smiled some more.
Continue resting.
Always loved and missed in equal measure.
Posted by Emmanuel Murwa on January 24, 2018
Wow, Dennis the tall, fast guy... I am so sorry to you, the family. it's been years of being out of touch, but I suppose better to leave my condolences late rather than never.

I have always remembered you, Dennis; even though we never really spoke. It was in the way you kept your sister from us by your sheer piercing look (in our minds, of course); and we knew no one messed up around her as long as you live!

A legacy, you have created, a legend is what you are. If there was ever a man I followed with abated awe, you were one of those. I am sure your work here was done; your race finished and your price bequeathed.

Rest easy now, rest... You shall be there to welcome your dears in due course; to show them around the mansions and ride with lions. Rest well...
Posted by Elvis Khamala on April 1, 2016
We all have a bank full of memories that assure us that you live with us, now and forever. I rode a bike the other day and I remembered the tips you gave me when I was learning how to cycle. Forever missed Denno.
Posted by Eva Odongo on March 31, 2016
APPRECIATION: DENNIS WASONGA ODONGO

It has been nearly 2 years since Dennis went to sleep never to wake up again.

It has been a tough time for the family and we did not know we would pull through this. We have had previous close encounters with death, but for some reason, this one was a big blow.

It hurt us deep and at a time when we eagerly looked forward to many happy years with him.

Our world as we knew it was shattered into a million pieces, leaving us bruised and scarred.

Each of us had our private expectations for his life and we felt robbed.

We therefore could not have managed to give him the beautiful send off that was on 14th June 2014 without the emotional and financial support of our friends, his friends and relatives.

We are truly overwhelmed by the messages of condolence, physical presence and the encouragement we have received during this trying time.

We also appreciate the material and emotional support of his friends, past and present classmates, team-mates and co-workers despite their own loss. We acknowledge that each of you felt a personal blow by his sudden demise, yet you took the time to comfort us. We are grateful to Dennis for the ways in which he touched your lives, thus bringing you closer to us.

We cannot forget the cooperation, contribution and support of our relatives and members of the various committees who took it upon themselves to ensure that Denno's send off was without hitches.

We understand that many of our friends and relatives would have loved to attend the farewell in person but were unable due to different circumstances. Your messages through the social media channels were comforting, and we are certain Denno would have appreciated them.

We remember Dennis Wasonga Odongo each day, for he still lives on in our hearts. We shall never forget him. We will eventually overcome grief and hold on to the memories. He is immortalized in our thoughts, the principles by which he lived which we shall aspire to continue, the zeal for life and the friendships and connections he has given us during and after his life with us.

We are encouraged that he is in a better place. We have hope that we shall one day meet in paradise. We are grateful to God for the time He allowed us to know and love Denno, and declare that it was not in vain. We each have learnt something from our time with him that we shall cherish as he did really enrich our lives.

We as a family are able to forge on with life with this renewed hope because of the strength that you all have lent to us this month. We cannot fully repay you for your kindness, save to pray that God shall bless you all abundantly.

Thank you being there with us in person, in spirit, in prayer, in communication and financially. Thank you and may God richly bless you.

The Odongo's Family.
Posted by Eva Odongo on March 31, 2016
One day at a time.

You were there for me on one of the most important milestones in my life. Because you were there, I felt safe, less stressed and confident. Little did I know it was the last I would see of you. I miss you, I wish you were here. I know that you are in a better place, and this gives me comfort. I thank God for giving me the privilege of being your sister.
Posted by Henry Mukuna on March 31, 2016
I always appriciate the goodtimes we share, and I thank God to have personaly known u deno odongo we miss u
Posted by Keshi Gachuhi on March 31, 2016
Always loved
Always missed, Bigfut.

Leave a Tribute

 
Recent Tributes
Posted by Keshi Gachuhi on June 2, 2020
Bigfut!!!
I ate a lot of ugali today.
I smiled and cried and then smiled some more.
Continue resting.
Always loved and missed in equal measure.
Posted by Emmanuel Murwa on January 24, 2018
Wow, Dennis the tall, fast guy... I am so sorry to you, the family. it's been years of being out of touch, but I suppose better to leave my condolences late rather than never.

I have always remembered you, Dennis; even though we never really spoke. It was in the way you kept your sister from us by your sheer piercing look (in our minds, of course); and we knew no one messed up around her as long as you live!

A legacy, you have created, a legend is what you are. If there was ever a man I followed with abated awe, you were one of those. I am sure your work here was done; your race finished and your price bequeathed.

Rest easy now, rest... You shall be there to welcome your dears in due course; to show them around the mansions and ride with lions. Rest well...
Posted by Elvis Khamala on April 1, 2016
We all have a bank full of memories that assure us that you live with us, now and forever. I rode a bike the other day and I remembered the tips you gave me when I was learning how to cycle. Forever missed Denno.
Recent stories

Shujaah

Shared by Eva Odongo on March 31, 2016

You were a hero in more ways than one. 

Euology

Shared by Eva Odongo on March 31, 2016

Family Background

Dennis Wasonga Odongo was born on 15th October 1980 in Kakamega, to Dr. Hezron and Mrs. Mary Theresa Odongo. He was the third born and brother to Mildred Auma Odongo, Anthony Odenyo Odongo, Evalyne Atieno Odongo and Allan Odongo. He was baptized and confirmed in A.C.K. Christ Church.

Education

He attended Kakamega Primary School and Star Academy for his primary education. He sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, K.C.S.E at Kakamega High School, thereafter attending Visions Institute of Professionals (2000 – 2002) in Nairobi for a diploma in Information Technology (IMIS). He worked as a trainee computer technician for Circuit Business Systems in 2003 before enrolling for a Bachelor of Arts, (B.A.) in International Relations at the United States International University (U.S.I.U) in 2005. Following his graduation in 2009, Dennis commenced his Master’s Degree (MBA) in Business Administration, specializing in Strategic Management in May 2010. He was scheduled to complete his MBA in December 2014. 

Work Experience

He worked as a submissions officer with VSF Global services in 2011, a VISA consultant with Stedder VISA consultants in 2013, before joining Teleperformance Kenya in March 2014. He was also a director of Majibuts Associates and Upper Nile Holdings Limited. 

Interests

Dennis was a talented athlete, excelling in every sport he participated in, but his first love was hockey; he lived/loved hockey. He took up hockey while at Kakamega High School and has played for the Kenya Polytechnic Hockey Team (2000 - 2002), Wazalendo Hockey Club (2003 - 2004) and the U.S.I.U Hockey Team (since 2005). He was captain of the U.S.I.U Hockey Team from 2007 to 2009. He ably represented his teams in various tournaments both locally and abroad. 

Death

Dennis played the game of his life on the weekend of 31st May to 1st June 2014. On the evening of 1st June 2014, he complained of fatigue and planned to sleep in before proceeding to City Park for the continuing hockey tournament on 2nd of June 2014. His friends, per his wishes, let him sleep in a little longer, but at the appointed time when they went to wake him, found that he had passed on peacefully in his sleep. The autopsy ruled the cause of death as heart failure.