Bruce Odhiambo is dead

BRUCE ODHIAMBO [PHOTO | COURTESY]

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.

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Odhiambo was picked by Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014 to chair the Youth Fund Board after the appointment of Gor Semelang’o was revoked.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 two years later to pave way for investigations into the misappropriation of Ksh180 million.

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