Let the memory of James be with us forever.
  • 34 years old
  • Born on January 16, 1984 in Nairobi, Kariokor Flats, Kenya.
  • Passed away on January 15, 2019 in Nairobi, 14 Riverside, Kenya.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, James Radido 34 years old , born on January 16, 1984 and passed away on January 15, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Ochieng Seje on January 31, 2019
I think we just became.
No, I think it was a continuum.
A cocktail of similarities.
A new face today here, a familiar face there, a smile and a ‘vipi buda’.
Then it was. Online, offline.
Our paths crossing was inevitable.
Maybe it could have been at the stadium, or on the online soccer groups,
maybe at the reggae dance floor,
maybe in the political corridors,
maybe tu mtaani.
In short, we had a lot in common.
Cobra alikuwa ule msee!
The true definition of ‘a bundle of joy.’
A never drying well of humour. #MkanyeDadako
James was confident #Hawafurahii
Proud of his roots #UleMtotoWaKariakor.
Roho safi, mpenda utu, mpenda ukweli, mpenda amani. Mtundu. Mjasiri.
Like wind he blended everywhere, his presence was felt.
And like a whirlwind he has passed.
This life could not keep up with his pace. And behind he has left, a dust of tears, memories iced with a larger than life chapter.
Posted by Dharma Johns on January 30, 2019
Waaah Odu. I'm so broken that you're no longer here. I wake up every day hoping I'll see you again but wapi. Mjamaa, the gap you've left is going to be hard to fill. Who will plan Wazee vs. Vijana matches mtaani? Who will speak our minds and leave us laughing? Nani atanileta ju na stori ya Arsenal? Who will crack us up?
Your death doesn't only sting but pains. I think that I have to say goodbye and my heart breaks. I'm glad to have grown up with you. They say, ''Death leaves a heartache only God can heal and love a memory no one can steal''. This is so true because having grown up as your small sis has been the best.
I miss your laughter, charisma, love for football, silly side, funny humor and most of all I miss your honesty. Surely, you were an angel on earth and I'm sure you are one in heaven.
I keep on thinking the terrorists walituwahi walipokutake but ni wewe ndo uliwahi thebros. Till we meet again my dear brother, friend and jirani.
Posted by Brenda Awuor on January 30, 2019
RIP Cobra. Forever in our hearts.
Posted by Kevin Teya on January 28, 2019
Go well Cobra, you touched the lives of all those you met. May God protect your young family. Tutaonana baadaye.
Posted by Mitchelle Odera on January 27, 2019
It hurts, it stings, it saddens. Can't bring myself to type Rip. Forever Cherished.
Posted by Sunggeun Kang on January 26, 2019
Mr. James. I m so sorry and missing u.
When i close eyes can see you
Mr. James, you are remaining in my heart forever!!!
May God bless and comfort you and your family
Sorry just arrived. I cant access any SNS in china. Just send my message.
Posted by Beryl Akinyi on January 19, 2019
Hey Beshtie for real you have left us numb
Was 29th December our last meeting?
I don't even have words to share here only wishing for your beautiful soul to rest in perfect peace.
Find a better place for us we are behind you
Heavens have received a beautiful angel,they picked the best flower
Shaken,beaten but will live to echo your ways
Go in peace
Posted by Maaj Maaj on January 18, 2019
Its still your birthday month,
The only gift today will be your sweet memories left behind ,of Laughter,joy and happiness that Eco on in our minds, we love you,but the Heaven couldn't hold on anymore to have you.Rest well cousin.
Posted by Kwasa Gacho on January 18, 2019
Even Though You Are Gone Your Memories Still Lives On.I will Miss you Bro
Posted by Amina LOU on January 17, 2019
This is me lighting a candle for you dear friend, James Odu Cobra. Fare thee well. Ina lillahi Wa ina illahi rajiuna. I miss you.
Posted by Evans Njoroge on January 17, 2019
Rest In Peace Odu Cobra.
You will solely be missed!!!!
Posted by Zaki Matasi on January 17, 2019
To me this one of the darkest moments that am experiencing without you bro,you always was with me in such hard times but unfortunately this one am alone...Sunday 13th January 2019 will forever linger in my mind because you called me and asked me if youd take a shower at my place of which was your home too after which we headed for the Gor game that you really cursed coz of the coachs decisions...we later went to our favourite 'villa rosa kibandanski' where we had our late lunch then headed to watch the man u game that you really tensed about...literally i spent the whole day with you not knowing it was a hidden goodbye.Bro every single moment and words we shared to the booming bongo music that we sung along will forever be in my heart and head as well...No one will replace you as the big brother and friend you were to me...Youve left a big hole in my heart bro honestly am broken just hoping to pick up the pieces one day...You forever live in me MZEE BABA...Truly A King has slept...I miss you so much
Posted by Maureen Omollo on January 17, 2019
U called me on Tuesday in the morning telling me how u feel so weak. With ur usual jokes, we laughed out to the fact that I even told u 'ni njaa inakuuma' not knowing that u were telling me goodbye. Am still in shock, go well cobra. It shall be well.
Posted by Quinter Aoko on January 17, 2019
Its indeed sad loosing a great soul may God receive you with greatness.. Go well odu.sleep well. Till we meet again
Posted by Whitney Ogweno on January 17, 2019
Although we never met in person, we were brought together by a common love for books. When we heard your demise in the whatsapp group the shock wave that reverberted through the group could be felt from miles away. We were all willing it to be a bad joke but sadly it turned out to be true. We will miss you for your humour, you always lit up the group with your endless jokes, sarcasim . We're terribly going to miss your presnce and we shall live to celebrate that litte facets of your life that you allowed us see. Shine on your way Odu. Rest well.
Posted by Aggrey Omboki on January 17, 2019
*In Memoriam*
For us,
The stunned multitude
Stuck with bitter realisation,
Shamefaced, brutalised even,
By the shock of sudden sorrow,
We numbly bow heads, hearts heavy
Willing the sands of time to retreat,
And grant us precious moments more,
To once again laugh and chat with you,
But it is a vain hope Fate will deny
So here's to you, dear brother
A king's richly deserved salute
To bid you Godspeed
Till heaven's trumpet
Calls us forth
From dark grave.
By Aggrey Omboki
Posted by Aggrey Omboki on January 17, 2019
Dear James, we never met face to face but your evergreen humour and easy going charm lit up my days and made me laugh so hard, even when I was having a bad time. I was devastated to read about your sudden departure...I guess the tears will never be enough for the meeting that didn't happen. We will discuss the merits and demerits of NY versus LA rappers in the celestial lounge, babaaaa...Inauma lakini ni sawa tu, bro! Thanks for blessing me with the sunshine of a pure, free and unconquered spirit. I'll always miss you. You're the Incomparable "Odu Cobra" for life! Till we meet again, I'll count myself privileged to have known you. Aggrey.
Posted by Shi Maina on January 17, 2019
Words can't even explain the heaviness in my heart. I remember how when we first met you even took a selfie with Konshens just to make me jealous. And after that we were friends for life. Your presence, humour and bubbly personality will be missed. Safiri salama mtoto wa Kariokor. I am glad I met you.
Posted by Toddy Thairu on January 17, 2019
Kaka, it's still two days in and am still hoping to wake up from this horrible dream. I am hoping to accept in the fullness of time. Thanks for your friendship, your smiles your laughs, your jokes, story zile zako zimepakwa mafuta kama yote (am sure this would have been one hella story if you had made it out, but God had other plans bro!) I thank God for all the years we spent at Strathmore and beyond doing what we loved most, playing the beautiful game. Ingawa ulininyanganya jersey 15 pale strath, hehehehe...I will surely miss you Odu. Sleep with the angels big man, till we meet again. I pray for strength and peace that surpasses all understanding to your close family members (Mum, Dad, Siblings and of course Dee, Janelle and Giovanni) as I can only imagine what they are feeling. May they never lack. Descanso En Pas (DEP) Cobra! FinoAllaFine!
Posted by Cke Nah on January 17, 2019
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Odu shine on your way.
Nyarmeru....shemko......as you fodly called me. Will miss you but you will forever be in our hearts.
Posted by Merciey George on January 17, 2019
Mboyz wa Ukwala,baba Janelle,where do i even start from?Everything still sounds like a movie,it happened too fast,you could have given us a signal.You were a fun loving person,you loved peace and you were full of advices.Your life was a blessing and your memories will forever be a treasure,you were loved by many beyond measure and in my next life i'd love to be like you.Days will turn into years but Maxi here "mdame wa Gem" as you used to refer to me will forever remember you with silent tears,si rahisi kabisa.
May soul find rest O to the D.U
Safiri salama mtoto wa Doc
Posted by Barasa Omutasama on January 17, 2019
Rest well brother
Posted by Virgil Bacil on January 17, 2019
Go well Odu, Shine on your way kijana ya Kariokor the gap you have left is so big and we are all confused who will fill that gap.
Odu kwaheri prepare the way for us we are coming rest in perfect peace Am already missing you bye Wuod Ukwala Bye
Posted by Pk Lukaku on January 17, 2019
Brother we mourn you here but we know you're saying "wish i come early here its soo wonderful" RIP Cobra
Posted by Mitchelle Odera on January 17, 2019
I still can't bring myself to type rest in peace, you were one kind soul, a rare gem, words fail me, why did it have to be you!! It is not well, it shall never be well.
Posted by Govan Ayugu on January 17, 2019
Rest in peace Odu
Posted by Fyah Mummah Koikai on January 17, 2019
Oduori. It hurts, it's painful, it's raw. You have left an indelible mark in the hearts of many. You made us laugh. You made everyone happy. You touched our hearts deeply. Maze mdau hatufrahii lakini Mungu anajua yote. Shukran for everything and always being a supporter. Shine on your way. Oduori.
Posted by Trish Adhiambo on January 17, 2019
I lack words my cousin, l lack words....You made us come to shags during the Christmas Season and we had a wonderful time... Odu hapana I can't believe this.I will miss you my brother...nind GI kwe nyathiwa
Posted by Fiona Omino on January 17, 2019
All we have are memories of you Odu. ❤️
Our little moment in December will forever stick in my head. How you explained to me passionately where who's home is where in shags, how you wanted me to fix for you the camera but we agreed u rush to the market then back. 25th December you called us for mbuzi but we had already left. Yaaaani. It's just sad.
I prayed and hoped for better news but the Lord knew better.
We love you. Shine on. We will always celebrate you. RIP Uncle.
Posted by Beryl Akinyi on January 17, 2019
Hey Beshtie for real you have left us numb
Was 29th December our last meeting?
I don't even have words to share here only wishing for your beautiful soul to rest in perfect peace.
Find a better place for us we are behind you
Heavens have received a beautiful angel,they picked the best flower
Shaken,beaten but will live to echo your ways
Go in peace
Posted by Linda Namwaya on January 17, 2019
Odu am so hurt words cnt explain aaaaaa..RIP bro
Posted by Rollex Koyi on January 17, 2019
Rest in Peace Odu.
Posted by Sidi Konde on January 17, 2019
Words can't explain the pain I am feeling just typing this. I have found it soo hard to come to terms with all this since the awful news broke. Odu, a guy full of life, bubbly, good sense of humour, great mobilizer the list is endless. I am blessed that we crossed each others paths way back in Kencall and since then the friendship still stood. We shall miss you bro. Tutaonana baadaye..
Posted by Mtukufu Nyagilo on January 17, 2019
The angels looked down from heaven one night.
They searched for miles afar,
And deep within the distance
They could see a shining star.
They knew that very instant
That the star was theirs to gain,
So they took you up to heaven,
Forever to remain.
Look down on us from heaven.
Keep us free from hurt and pain.
You'll always be within our heart
Until we meet again.
RIP Cobra.
Posted by Early Wyzer on January 17, 2019
MDAU true I’ll leave to celebrate you.
You touched so many lives in football fraternity .
I woke up today morning wishing this synonyms was fake antonyms so that we can proceed celebrating your Birthday though belated one .
I won’t shade my tears over this for you’ve gone to the true Baba though earlier than I expected.
To the guys behind this terror attach that took your life allow me to pray for them to leave longer to see all your unfinished work completed and how they are of benefits to our society . Only this way they will understand the kind of man they have taken from us that guilt would burry them alive .
May Allah S.W grant you Jannal tu Firdaus
Posted by Veronica Majuma on January 17, 2019
Safiri salama, msalimu Maulana..... Tutaonana baadaye!! Gini lit but we trust you're in a better place. Fare thee well Mdau
Posted by Ariane Umutoni on January 17, 2019
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow and we may never get answers to the endless questions we have. You were a beautiful soul, full of love and life. You’ve ascended to Heaven, away from us but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness behind. We will forever cherish the memories. Rest in perfect peace Odu.
Posted by Veronica Majuma on January 17, 2019
No amount of words can lessen the pain your untimely departure has caused. You have left a void too wide to be filled by anyone. A spirit of it's own kind, a lovely soul to interact with. We pray for divine strength to your young family and not so young parents to see them through this pain. As your friends, we have sure lost a GEM. Lit kabisa wuod maa, you have left us so helpless and teary.
To your murderers, may they rot in hell. May all the masterminds never know peace, and may the tears you shed before your departure not go in vain.
The BEST has gone to be with the BEST.
Posted by Linda Ochanda on January 17, 2019
Thank you for your bubbly personality,your knowledge of something about everything,being able to blend in with anyone and everyone;poking fun of my area of work,shocking me about your knowledge vast knowledge of music;bro soul,Afro,reggae,there’s not so many mtaa guys with this wit,ulikuwa ule msee;thank you for being just you;we meet on the other side!
Posted by Lynn Ongalo on January 17, 2019
Hata hatukua tumekula kuku . You will be missed.
Go well Mdau 99
Posted by Mishel Knight on January 17, 2019
Odu! You will foever be missed. You were the most hilarious person l ever come accross. And who can forget your posts?! Your spirit lives on..rest well bro..we miss you already..
Posted by Bree Akishny on January 17, 2019
Could you imagine a pain so deep down inside
That it can not be summarized in words you simply can write
A pain that touches your toes and up to the top of the ceiling
You can't eat, you can't sleep, that is the pain that I am feeling
R.I.P Cobra Hatufurahii
Posted by Natasha Nyambura on January 17, 2019
Odu. “Majamaa” Hatufurahii kabisa. I’m so heartbroken. So heartbroken . I will miss you dearly. I have so much to say .....
You’ve died a hero and left behind a legacy that will forever be unmatched. Our hearts are broken but we keep strong knowing you’re in a better place. God took the best. Rest well bro. Until we meet again RIP ❤️❤️
Posted by George Makau on January 17, 2019
We've known each other for a long time, football brought us together. U were like a big bro, and team mate.
Your personality stood out and got well with everyone. Its been long since I cried, but I mourn you deeply. You have left a big gap in Kenya, I will forever remember you and you live in me.
Shine on your way Fam, till we meet again.
Posted by Cathy Asego on January 17, 2019
They say people come, they say people go
this particular diamond was extra special
and though you might be gone, and the world may not know, still I see you, celestial...
like a lion you ran,  a goddess you rolled,
like an eagle you circled, in perfect purple,
like brothers in blood, sisters who ride
and we swore on that night we’d be friends til we die,
but the changing of winds, and the way waters flow,
life is as short as the falling of snow
and now I’m gonna miss you I know...
In water rolled, salt...I know that you’re with me and the way you will show,
and you’re with me wherever I go
and you give me this feeling this everglow...
oh the light that you left will everglow...
Nind gi kwe osiepa!

Everglow lyrics, Coldplay
Posted by Afande Cele on January 17, 2019
RIP to a wonderful man that we all called a brother.If Tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane,then would walk right to heaven to bring you back again.You were gone before we knew it.Only God knows why.Forever in Our Hearts You will remain Odu.
Shine On your Way Captain
Posted by Yvonne Buluma on January 17, 2019
Odu,Hippos has always been a family but we had our bond.We were like Besty siblings in the fam.I feel even dissapointed in my own prayers because I was praying and believing that you would come out safe.What's there not to miss about you??The road trips while going I Hippos' games will be boring.Your company ,your taste of music and being a free spirit, always positive.You were the unifying factor and voice of reason at Hippos.What hurts most is that we were chatting minutes before the attack,I swear I hate this feeling .You responded at 14.20 and when I texted back it is marked as read at 15.22.The two blue ticks signified a permanent goodbye.Im super jelous of the angels.They have gained a gem as we have lost.You were really psyched about the Mbuzi and the Hike that hippos was planning.
Odu manze I have a million and one memories,how you took me to my first koth Biro game after I asked if it was a person or a place.
Such a noble,selfless, smart,funny, optimistic, outgoing and a person full of dreams.Rest in power,shine your way Odu!!!!
Posted by Abdala Farid on January 17, 2019
We belong to God n to Him we shall all return... Bye bye bro sote tuko nyuma twaja,tutaonana baadaye.
Posted by Chantal Wakanema on January 17, 2019
It's unfair...very unfair.My heart bleeds for your daughter...but I pray she gets to meet people who will tell her of how amazingly awesome you were. Though gone your spirit lives on. Lala salama Odoury
Posted by Nyangari Dennis on January 17, 2019
A great fun of soccer we had great moments together during the KPL fans days RIP bro

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