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BRUCE ODHIAMBO [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Ex-Youth Fund boss Bruce Odhiambo in ICU

Former youth enterprise and development fund boss Bruce Odhiambo has been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of a Nairobi hospital after his blood pressure hit extremely low levels.

Mr Odhiambo flew to India last year October for replacement of the pacemaker.

A pacemaker is an electrical device implanted under your skin to help manage irregular heartbeats.

“He developed lots of complications after he returned [to Kenya] in November… The body reacted to the new medication he was given and he got blisters on his hands and legs which became septic,” a source close to Mr Odhiambo said.

“On Christmas Day, his BP went too low so he had to be rushed to the ICU and he was also kept in seclusion for the wounds to be treated well… His BP has never stabilised thus really affected the functioning of the pacemaker and they couldn’t do dialysis coz his heart was quite weak.

“On Saturday morning 4am,he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and he had to be put on full life support… His family had to be called in for counseling and prayers too but this morning [Sunday, January 6], his BP fell further to a low of 54 and the family was called in again,” said the informant.

“It has, however, risen again marginally to 112 and we hope it will stabilise…He’s really put up a good fight. So, please let’s keep praying for his recovery. Today, he is still in a bad state and the BP is down again (44)…The only thing that’s keeping even the nurses hopeful is the fact that he’s still conscious and they’ve given him everything to the maximum till they can’t go beyond the current limits…We keep praying.”

Bruce Odhiambo, born in Siaya County, is a music producer and former chairman of youth enterprise and development fund boss. He is also a musician, who played with the legendary Mombasa-based Safari Sound Band and the Spartans.

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