In Kisumu, a bodyguard for Raila Odinga’s wife and head of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition was fatally shot. Alphonse Kimathi, the Kisumu County Commander, and Mr. Odinga’s office independently corroborated the occurrence.
The family spokesman said ”we are aware that he was shot to death. As of right now, we do not have any additional information,” said Dennis Onyango, a spokesman for Mr. Odinga.
Here is what we currently know about the incident based on police information and witness statements even if it is still developing. For legal reasons, the identity of the alleged gunman and his associates has been withheld.
Mr. Barack Onyango Oduor, Ida’s bodyguard, was shot early on Friday morning, about 3.30am. The event took place in Kisumu West Sub-Riat County’s neighborhood.
Mr. Oduor was returning home after spending the evening at the Dondez Bar & Restaurant. He was with a man and a lady who were his buddies.
As the three of them were making their way home, Mr. Oduor was confronted by a man who claimed to be the manager of a nearby Kisumu club. The nature of the argument is still unclear.
According to the police, the man shot Ida’s bodyguard twice, once in the head and once in the leg. In the subsequent brawl, he also injured Mr. Oduor’s male companion. He was transported to Aga Khan Hospital for.
In the subsequent brawl, he also injured Mr. Oduor’s male companion. He was taken urgently to the Aga Khan Hospital for treatment, and his condition is stable.
Mr. Oduor passed away instantly. His body was delivered to a nearby morgue. Uncertainty exists regarding the companion’s condition.
The alleged shooter, who is still at large, reportedly left the scene carrying the gun.
Police say they are looking for the alleged murderer and are looking into the fatal incident.