Kenyan based comedian Eric Omond’s brother Joseph Omondi struggled with cocaine and other substance addiction for the past 19 years
Comedian Eric Omondi’s elder brother, Joseph Onyango Omondi, is no more.
The comedian’s elder brother died on Tuesday, June 19, at around 3am in after 19 long years of struggling with substance abuse.
News of Onyango’s demise was first made public by the comedian who found him a day ago and had picked on a journey to take him through rehab.
”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 downtown River Road,” Erico wrote.
According to the comedian, his brother was addicted to cocaine and other substances and had been in and out of rehab for almost 20 years.
”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,” he added.
As reported by exposeke.com earlier, an elated Erico had taken to social media to express how happy he was to finally locate his brother who had been on the run, evading help from family members.
In an Instagram post seen by exposeke.com on Monday, June 19, the witty comedian revealed that his brother’s substance abuse problem dated back to his days in high school.
Eric was excited he had found him kin and that NACADA through newly appointed board member Chipukeezy had even promised to help Joseph out of his torrid life.
However, as fate would have it, the comedian and his family lost Joseph just when he was back into their lives.