Ida Odinga’s bodyguard shot dead
Ida Odinga’s bodyguard was shot dead in cold blood this morning by suspected gun-totting thugs in Kisumu.
The security guard was shot dead by assailants at around 3:30am on Friday, October 14 at his Riat home in Kisumu West Sub-County, which is located near Odinga’s residence.
The guard identified as Barack Onyango Odour is said to have been heading home from a night out at an entertainment joint called Dondez Bar & Restaurant in the company of two friends, a man, and a woman.
According to witnesses, trouble began when a man said to be the manager of the local club confronted Oduor as the three-headed home. It is not yet clear what the dispute was about.
According to police, the man shot Ida’s bodyguard twice, once in the head and once in the leg. In the ensuing brawl, he also hurt the male companion of Oduor. He was taken urgently to the Aga Khan Hospital for treatment, and his condition is stable.
The body of the security guard has since been moved to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary as investigations into the incident continue.
The suspected shooter reportedly fled the scene with the firearm and is still at large.
Nyanza regional police boss Karanja Muiruri confirmed the incident adding they have launched a manhunt for the suspect.
The wife of Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya leader Raila Odinga, Ida Odinga is safe and was not with the deceased at the time of the incident. Ida and Odinga are expected to visit the scene.