Barrack Onyango Oduor who was shot dead on October 14, 2022. PHOTO/COURTESY

By Evans Ouma

Police in Kisumu have launched a manhunt for the killer of a bodyguard to Ida Odinga, the wife to Azimio la Umoja Leader Raila Odinga at Riat area early Friday morning.

Corporal Barrack Onyango Oduor was heading home from a night out at Dondez Bar and Restaurant in company of two of his friends around 3:30am when he was confronted by a man said to be manager of a local club in Kisumu over unknown reasons.

Police reports indicate the man, identified as Collins Okundi, shot Mr Oduor in the head and on the leg killing him on the spot before shooting his male friend in the leg who was rushed to Aga Khan Hospital in stable condition.

A report made at Obunga Police station in Kisumu Central indicate that Okundi snatched the firearm from the bodyguard and used it to fatally injure him. He fled with the firearm.

Investigations have been launched as search for the criminal and the firearm continues, an officer who did not want to be named revealed.

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