In a deeply personal video shared on social media, Jaro Soja, the well-known football fan and blogger born as Jared Abong’o, invites viewers into the intimate and heartbreaking moments of his mother’s passing on November 16, 2023.
The video opens with a distressed Jaro Soja filming a relative urgently administering CPR to his semi-unconscious mother, who had been complaining of headaches.
The urgency in the scene is palpable, capturing the helplessness and desperation that often accompany unexpected medical emergencies.
As the video unfolds, the gravity of the situation becomes apparent. Jaro Soja’s mother, lying on the floor, appears to be in her final moments.
The family’s vulnerability in this challenging time is laid bare for the world to witness, creating a connection between viewers and the shared human experience of loss.
The scenes transition to a more formal medical setting, where the mother is moved to a bed, and a doctor begins attending to her.
The emotional weight of the moment is palpable, drawing viewers into the family’s private ordeal.
The narrative takes a poignant turn as the video shows the mother being loaded into a vehicle and rushed to a facility, presumably a mortuary.
Covered in a Maasai shawl from head to toe, she symbolizes the delicate nature of life and the inevitability of mortality.
Beyond the hospital scenes, the video offers glimpses into the family’s mourning process.
Clips depict family members gathering in prayer, attending a church service, and participating in a somber family gathering. Siaya Governor James Orengo addresses the grieving family, providing words of comfort and support.
Jaro Soja’s decision to share this deeply personal moment with the public has elicited varied reactions. While many have offered condolences and support, some have questioned the appropriateness of sharing such an intimate moment on social media.
In a heartfelt message accompanying the video, Jaro Soja expresses gratitude for the outpouring of support and announces the details of his mother’s funeral. H
“How my mum collapsed and passed away on Thursday of 16th November 2023. Nilikua nimekaa Kwa nyumba yake halafu shemeji yangu akapiga nduru ati mum ameanguka, mimi kutoka nje nikapata the situation was worst (I was just seated in the house when my in-law screamed that my mother had collapsed. When I went outside, I found the situation was the worst)! Eish! Go well mama. You will forever remain in our hearts,” said Jaro Soja.
In another message, he said, “My mama will be laid to rest on 9th Dec 2023 in South Gem Odendo village in Siaya county. I will appreciate whatever little you will contribute to me. Kidogo kidogo hujaza kibaba. Jaro soldier Gor Mahia 001. Good (God) bless.”