Former Youth Fund boss Bruce Odhiambo dies
- Former Youth Fund boss Bruce Odhiambo has died at the Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted last Saturday
- Mr Odhiambo who has had a long battle with heart-related complications suffered a massive heart-attack and was being monitored in the ICU at the facility
- His family had been called in for counseling after his blood pressure went too low with doctors unable to perform a dialysis since his heart was too weak
- Last year, he flew to India to have his pacemaker replaced but developed complications shortly after his return to Kenya
Former Youth Enterprise and Development Fund board Chairman Bruce Odhiambo is dead.
Mr Odhiambo who was also an accomplished music producer at Johari Clef had been admitted at the Nairobi Hospital’s ICU unit after suffering a massive heart attack last Saturday.
He had been suffering from heart-related complications over the years and had constantly sought treatment abroad.
In October of 2018, he had flown to India to have his pacemaker replaced but developed complications after he began new medication upon his return to Kenya.
A source close to the late says that Mr Odhiambo had been admitted to hospital during Christmas after his blood pressure went too low.
Medics were unable to perform a dialysis since his heart was too weak and his unstable BP affected the functioning of his pacemaker.
He has been eulogized on Twitter as a music pioneer and and philanthropist who paved way for Kenyan radio and supported local talent.
I have nothing but good memories of Bruce Odhiambo. His hospitality. That Friday biryani. Singing random things in his studio. His humour. Rest well Uncle Bruce. You will be missed. 😢
— Ciru Muriuki (@CiruMuriuki) January 8, 2019
— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) January 8, 2019
Very sad about the passing of my friend Bruce Odhiambo. In the last three months, he remained strong even as his sick heart failed him. It was sad to watch him suffer. I will cherish the many moments we spent together. We have lost a good man and one of the most creative minds. pic.twitter.com/xvevlO9kgV
— Dr. Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) January 8, 2019
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) January 8, 2019
Hawayu Adelleo kissing all the way from work 😘😘, lets celebrate Bruce Odhiambo, May he’s soul rest in eternal peace, he was a very good mentor…. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Simplicity…… (@KeruboSonia) January 8, 2019
The late Odhiambo was picked by Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014 to chair the Youth Fund Board after the appointment of Gor Semelang’o was revoked.
He resigned to years later to pave way for investigations into the misappropriation of KSh 180 million.
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