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Raila offers to take care of the family of the slain bodyguard

Raila offers to take care of the family of the slain bodyguard who was assigned to his wife Mama Ida Odinga.

Azimio coalition leader Raila Odinga has committed himself to ensuring the welfare of the family of the slain cop, Barack Otieno Oduor is taken care of.

Barack Otieno Oduor who was Ida’s bodyguard was laid to rest in his ancestral home in Bondo, Siaya county on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Raila, while condoling the family said that he will ensure the deceased’s children access education to completion.

“Barack has left behind a young wife, he has very young children. I promise to take care of his wife and the children, we will educate them until they are done with their studies,” Raila said.

Ida Odinga mourned her long-time bodyguard, stating that she couldn’t believe he passed away.

She eulogized him as a dedicated person who was dedicated to ensuring her security was up to standard. 

Onyango was fatally shot on the night of October 13, 2022, in his rented house at Victoria Gardens Estate, Riat area within Kisumu County.

One suspect has since been arrested over his murder.

Collins Oulo Okundi, a manager at a club in Kisumu, is alleged to have confronted the slain police officer who was in the company of a lady and another male friend.

He shot Onyango twice in the head, killing him on the spot during the 4:00 am incident. The deceased’s friend Donar Kajwang was also shot in the leg.

The motive of the killing remains unknown but there are speculations that the dispute was about the woman.

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