Former Youth Fund Boss Bruce Odhiambo dies at Nairobi Hospital. Bruce has been taken ill for sometime. He had a heart attack recently and was them moved from and HDU-type private room to the ICU where he was on life support. He has an aggressive infection he had picked up post operation in India where he had gone for a routine pacemaker replacement.
Mr Odhiambo is reported to have developed complications after coming back from treatment in India, back in November 2018.
“He developed lots of complications after he returned [to Kenya] in November… The body reacted to the new medication he was given and he got blisters on his hands and legs which became septic,” a source close to Mr Odhiambo told edaily.
Mr Odhiambo had flown to India in October to replace his pacemaker. This is an electrical device implanted under the skin to help manage irregular heartbeats.
The source says that the problem has been on and off and he was rushed to the ICU on Christmas day and was kept in seclusion so as to treat his wounds.
On Saturday 5 January, he suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be put on life support and on Sunday his blood pressure fell to a low of 54, causing his family to be called for counselling and prayer.
Bruce Odhiambo was the fourth chairperson of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund since its inception in 2006. He resigned from his position so as to facilitate the investigations of the Youth Fund scandal in 2016.