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Brothers cause identity crisis in Kenya

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Nairobi: Three brothers are causing Kenyan cricket to suffer from a perplexing identity crisis. During the triangular series in South Africa in October, the three brothers - Kennedy Otieno, David Obuya and Collins Omondi - caused confusion among the commentators and spectators with their changes of names.
Kennedy, the eldest of the brothers, provided the inspiration for his younger siblings, who, after being selected members of the national team, decided to adopt Kennedy's second name, Otieno. But later, to avoid confusion, David, who has followed in the footsteps of Kennedy as an opening batsman and wicket-keeper, adopted his father's name Obuya. Collins reverted to his other name, Omondi. However, the Kenya Cricket Association (KCA) general manager Jasmer Singh has directed that the three brothers should maintain their father's name, Obuya, starting from the current tour of the country by the Zimbabwe 'A' team. "They must have a uniform name for easy identification," Jasmer said.

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