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Bruce Odhiambo Youth Fund Chairman Dead: cause of death, Biography, wife and Burial

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Bruce Odhiambo Youth Fund Chairman Dead: cause, Biography, wife and Burial

Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo is dead.

Odhiambo died on Tuesday morning at the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit after a long battle with cardiac ailments.

Bruce Odhiambo Cause of death

In 2018 October, Odhiambo went to India to replace his pacemaker that had been implanted under the skin to help manage irregular heartbeats.

He returned to Kenya in November but his body developed more complications that led to his admission to hospital.

Odhiambo resigned from the Youth Fund in March 2016 after being accused of allegedly misappropriating Sh180 million at the kitty.

He was facing charges alongside the former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye.

During their trial in June 2017 they lodged fresh protests over documents that were allegedly not supplied to the court to support their case.

Their lawyers said certain documents that may boost their defence had not been supplied to them.

They both denied charges and were granted a million bond with surety of a similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Sh2 million.

Namuye was later found dead in her Kileleshwa home on October 4 after collapsing.

Neighbours said they heard screams and when they rushed to check they found her on the floor foaming at the mouth.

Bruce Odhiambo Biography, Family, Youth Fund Scandal, Ailments and Death

Bruce Odhiambo Biography

Bruce Odhiambo was born on in Siaya county. He is a music producer and former chairman of youth enterprise and development fund boss.He is also a musician who played with the legendary Mombasa-based Safari Sound Band and the Spartans.

Education Background

Secondary school student at St. Mary’s School Nairobi

Secondary school student at Eastleigh High School

Primary school student at Jogoo Road Primary School

Job History

March 2014-2016: Chairman of the Youth Enterprise and Development Fund

October 1988 – Present: Executive Chairman, JOHARI CLEFF
Music production for the elite, radio and t.v advertising, music for film and videography.

January 1987 – Present: Director, Casablanca Holdings

Bruce Odhiambo 180 million Scandal

During his time as the chairman of the Youth Enterprise and Development Fund Kshs. 180 million disappeared and he was accused of sacking the funds former finance manager Benedict Atavachi yet he was not authorized to do so. Atavachi is the whistle-blower of the scam. Odhiambo then appointed Catherine Namuye and made her the sole signatory to the account from which the KSh 180 million disappeared mysteriously.

While sacking Benedict Atavachi, Parliamentary Investment Committee noted that Bruce Odhiambo copied the sacking letter to embattled former Devolution and Planning CS Anne Waiguru.

 

Bruce Odhiambo Family

He is not married but he is a father of two one daughter and a son.

Bruce Odhiambo Interview

Bruce Odhiambo Cause of Death

Odhiambo died on Tuesday morning at the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit after a long battle with cardiac ailments.

In 2018 October, Odhiambo went to India to replace his pacemaker that had been implanted under the skin to help manage irregular heartbeats.

He returned to Kenya in November but his body developed more complications that led to his admission to hospital.

Bruce Odhiambo Graft Charges

Ms Namuye and former board chairman Bruce Odhiambo were charged with 12 counts of corruption in relation to the loss of Sh180 million of taxpayers’ money in 2016.

Also charged were the directors of Quorandum Ltd, Mukuria Ngamau and Doreen Waithera.

Ms Namuye and Mr Odhiambo were accused of receiving Sh4.5 million and Sh1.8 million in kickbacks from Quorandum that prosecutors said “they had reasons to believe was corruptly acquired from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.”

Additional information: The Star, Information Cradle

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