Former Youth Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo let out his last breath at the Nairobi Hospital early today.
Odhiambo’s name was the top trending topic on Kenyan social media just minutes after his unfortunate death was announced.
Everyone seemed to have known a different side of Bruce which was crystal clear based on the contrasting opinions aired by different Kenyans online.
Some even went ahead to speculate the possible reason behind Bruce’s death, with some coming up with theories and linking his demise to that of former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namunye.
A huge section peddled the narrative that Mr Odhiambo’s and Namunye’s deaths were a clear indication that the “curse” of the money they looted during their respective tenures was catching up with them.
Some suggested that the mastermind of the Youth Fund Scandal had decided to finish off her accomplices one by one.
Here are some of the reactions from social media.
First was Catherine Namunye and now Bruce Odhiambo. Both were adversely mentioned in the Youth Enterprise Fund scandal. They are going down one by one but whoever is after them, remains a “mystery” pic.twitter.com/6KEzsst6uI
— Miss T. (@tinaokore) January 8, 2019
This is the Bruce Odhiambo who stole our taxes, bought his mother a Range Rover, bought estates and prime plots and still roamed free? Let him rest in peace? Which peace? He defeated the justice system but he could not defeat death. Talk no ill about the dead, but say the truth.
— Business Watch (@Business254_) January 8, 2019
In less than two years, Catherine Namuye, her lawyer and now Bruce Odhiambo have all passed on. For Namuye and her lawyer, it smelt like an assassination to nip potentially explosive corruption revelations at the Youth Fund. That case is as good as dead.
— Mediatician (@oleshitemi) January 8, 2019
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