Ida Odinga’s bodyguard Barrack Otieno Oduor was fatally shot on Friday following a scuffle with the manager of a popular nightclub in Kisumu County.
The incident is reported to have happened on Friday, October 14 around 3.30am at Victoria Gardens Estate in Riat, Kisumu West Sub-County which is located near Odinga’s residence.
He had accompanied a female companion, Marion Ouma, to Victoria Gardens Estate, when the suspect arrived at 3:30am Friday and confronted him.
In the resultant melee, the suspect, a manager of a popular nightclub in Kisumu, disarmed Barrack and shot him thrice – two times in the head and one time in the leg. Oduor died on the spot, and his body was taken to Star Hospital morgue in Kisumu.
During the shooting, another person, Donar Kajwang, who was also with Oduor and Marion, sustained a gunshot injury in the leg. The body of the body gaurd was taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.
A police report has so far revealed that the photos of the assailant who pulled the trigger that killed Mama Ida Odinga’s bodyguard, The man identified as Collins Amitha Dudi, is the manager of the popular Signature Club in Kisumu County. The suspect is said to have escaped with the slain officer’s firearm.
Photos of the lady at the centre of the shooting have also emerged (Pictured above)
Friends and colleagues have eulogised Ida Odinga’s bodyguard, the late Barrack Otieno Oduor.
His friends mourned him as a friendly, fun-loving and easy-going person who loved and protected his friends.
When he was not working, Oduor spent most of his weekends with friends or at his home in Bondo and was a common face on Kisumu’s social scene.
On social media, he referred to himself as “Barrack Jaraha Tho Kinapo”, a pointer to his fun-loving nature.
“Barrack was always easy-going and fun-loving. Every time he was in Kisumu, he would invite us for a beer or two at entertainment joints,” said one of his friends.
Lucy Atieno wife to murderered Ida Odinga’s bodyguard also spoke out about her husband’s death, “I have been warning my late husband CPl Barrack Onyango to leave that woman and concentrate in our 20 years marriage but he refused to listen , I don’t know where to start with the 4 Children he has left me with”