Former Kisumu Sikh Union and Kenya hockey player Gilbert Manyasi, 62 was buried today in Busia.
The funeral service was held at Siganjo Stadium in Bunyala South Ward.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong also attended.
Manyasi who later became a lawyer and his younger sibling Alphonse Gogo, 54, we’re both buried on Saturday after Succumbing to various ailments.
The Governor said death has robbed the Manyasi family of very brilliant men who brought fame not only to Busia but the country at large.
Manyasi started his hockey career in 1972 at Kisumu Boys, becoming only the second player of indigenous origin after his friend Juma Yusuf.
His exploits in the game earned him the hockey-junkie status.
Manyasi was in the Kenyan team to Madras India for the 1976 Montreal Olympics qualifier where he led Kenya to finish fourth – behind world beaters India and Pakistan.
The Kenyan qualified for the Olympics which were hit by a boycott including Kenya.
The same happened to the 1980 Moscow Olympics, this greatly affected Manyasi’s hockey career.
He later started offering coaching services upon request at a fee of Sh20.
Manyasi was until his death a professor of law at Mt Kenya University.