Big Kev’s Widow, Tracy Ombajo Speaks Out For The First Time After His Burial

The entertainment and music industry is still stunned by the loss of an iconic personality of Big Kev’s stature.

The star was buried on August 5 at his home in Gem, Kisumu.

Losing Big Kev left a tremendous vacum in the hearts of many.

Many of his pals wrote powerful messages that brings tears to your eyes when you read how he inspired their lives. One of them is Vincent Ogutu.

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Vincent, in a tribute to Big Kev wrote, “My two most touching moments were:

1. When Kev’s dad officially adopted some of Kev’s highly supportive friends as sons and daughters of our family. We are so proud to welcome these new family members who are from across the tribal divide. I was so happy to address Esther Wahome of Kuna Dawa fame as my sister right after the ceremony. Also joining her are Big Ted Kwaka, Emmanuel Mwongela of Recapp, Judy Mbotella, Pastor Ondachi, Lucy Njeri, James Ngugi, Rosa Nduati, Zuhura Ogada, Somoina Kimojino all of whom we’re very grateful to and so proud to welcome to our family.

Big Kev's daughter Shana

2. The reason Kev fought so hard and for so long, never giving up to the last, was because he really wanted to live to walk his daughter Shana to the altar someday. Kev’s friends who belong to the group he co-founded called Muscles were present at the funeral. They are men who like to keep it real, who recognize that they are flawed but believe they can still be great Christians despite their weaknesses. They are now 200 strong. They all pledged to attend Shana’s wedding on Kev’s behalf, whenever that will be, maybe 15 years from now since she’s only about 11, bringing along possibly the several hundred or thousand more members they’ll have by then. I hope to be alive to attend that moving ceremony and to join them in honoring Kev’s wish on that day. No girl will ever have been accompanied to the altar by such a huge band of earnest men.

Kev was a true Kenyan, even managed Martha Karua’s campaign at some point just to show you how tribal-blind he was. Let’s all honor him tomorrow and during this election period in Kenya by never stereotyping or engaging in badmouthing our brethren from other tribes. We are one! 👊”

This heart-warming tribute to the late Big Kev from a long time friend will leave you in tears

Big Kev

His wife, Tracy and daughter, Shana also gave moving eulogies that paid credence to the kind of man Big Kev was.

Tracy said, “We just seemed to have a lot to say to each other and that set the tone for our marriage. The most amazing thing about our communication was that we found a way to express ourselves with the strong personalities that we both are. Talking for hours was our thing, diverse subjects and opinions. We took long walks – we maintained those over the years and really enjoyed time with each other this way. We had a way we show things, that really tickled us… and we would have good laughs about them…”

Kev’s daughter revealed, “The last thing I would live to share is a memory, when I was younger I didn’t know what was going on, when his hand started shaking I tried to stop it, but it didn’t stop. every time my dad went into surgery, he would think of the cross, to make him at peace. That gives me comfort and release knowing god is with us at all times.”


Big Kev’s funeral was more like a celebration of who he was in everyone’s life. Everyone who eulogised him spoe about how he was the one who encouraged them more that they did him. He will be remembered as a mentor, leader and blessing to many.
May he indeed rest with the angels.
Tracy has broken her silence since the burial ceremony held early this month.
In a thank you message to everyone, she wrote, “There aren’t enough words to properly express our heartfelt appreciation for the over-pouring love and support received to accord a befitting send-off to Big Kev. As a family we are truly humbled and would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for all the prayers, financial, emotional and physical support that you so generously gave.”
Adding, “We may never be able to Thank you enough but we pray that your reward comes from the Almighty Father. ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord makes His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26”

Big Kev's appreciation

This heart-warming tribute to the late Big Kev from a long time friend will leave you in tears

The CEO of TRUE BLAQ Entertainment, Kevin Ombajo commonly known as Big Kev succumbed to death on 29th July 2017, after a long battle with a benign tumor which was diagnosed for the first time in 2010 after a grand mal seizure.

The tumor was located at the right side of his brain and through a surgery, it was removed when it was about 5 cm but grew back within 8 months.

Kevin lost his sight in November 2016 and decided to go back to the hospital in January 2017 due to an infection in his skull. In May 2017, he was discharged and allowed to go home and two weeks later, his vitals were very low and was admitted at Nairobi Hospital where he passed on.

A memorial service was held yesterday at The Nairobi Chapel, Ngong Road which saw his peers in the entertainment industry attend the service including his friend, Maurice Okoth former MCSK Boss.

Maurice paid glowing tribute to the late with a moving message. Read it below;

“Legend has it that Big Kev’s great grandfather was a warrior who in one act of bravery was chasing a whole army of soldiers battling with his community before they turned around to realize it was a one man army chasing after them. Big Kev’s great grandfather did not spare a thought of whether or not he had backing with him…he just  ran after the enemy in defense of his community. Such is the heart of the legend that we are celebrating today. We had within us as his friends the privilege of living with a legend” Maurice said.

Maurice further said that Kev was such a fearless and selfless person and was always seeking to help others in need and not always as a warrior but by his many good deeds which many of them attested to.

“Keva is an inspiration to many lifting many of us when we were down, lending his shoulder to many that needed a shoulder to lean on, embracing us with his bear hug and ‘trump’ hand shake that reassured you of his presence and never ending support. His kindness is unmatched. his wisdom unprecedented for his age. His charisma charming. His humor natural. With all the virtues possessed by Big Kev, as we fondly referred to him, the humility with which he carried himself is simply awesome. We celebrate you as a legend. You have touched the lives of so many who will never forget you. You will never walk alone” Maurice Okoth concluded.

Rest In Peace: Big Kev Passes Away After Battling Brain Tumor

Kevin Ombajo, popularly known as Big Kev is dead. The event organiser was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 2010 and has been battling it until he met his death on Saturday, July 29.

It is reported that he passed away 8pm at Nairobi Hospital.


Big Kev was admitted at Nairobi Hospital from February and friends and relatives made as much effort to go visit him as they could.

In October last year, Big Kev lost his eyesight after undergoing an operation. He fought a good fight and we will forever remember him for never giving up despite going through so much pain.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.