A security detail attached to Mama Ida Odinga was last night shot dead in Kisumu’s Uzima area. The security guard was shot dead by assailants at around 5am on Friday, October 14 at his Riat home in Kisumu West Sub-County, which is located near Odinga’s residence.
The police officer, identified as Barrack Onyango was was in the company of a woman and a man. The assailant who is said to be a manager of one of the clubs in Kisumu took off after the shooting.
The suspect also shot the woman in the arm and the man was shot in the leg. Those who were injured are admitted at a facility within the lake-side city.
According to multiple sources, including junior police officers who spoke on condition of anonymity, the bodyguard was shot dead following a dispute. The suspect is said to have escaped with the slain officer’s firearm. This incident has sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans as calls for a speedy investigations to apprehend the assailant reign supreme.