Raila vows to take care of family of slain police who was assigned to his wife Ida
Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has committed himself to ensure the welfare of the family of the slain cop who served as Ida Odinga's bodyguard is taken care of.
Ida’s bodyguard Barack Onyango was laid to rest in his ancestral home in Bondo, Siaya county on Friday, October 28, 2022.
Onyango hails from Bondo just a few meters away from Kang'o Ka Jaramogi - Raila Odinga’s ancestral home.
Raila, who attended Onyango's burial, said that he will ensure the deceased's children access education to completion.
"Barack has left behind a young wife, he has very young children. I promise to take care of his wife and the children, we will educate them until they are done with their studies," Raila said.
Ida Odinga had earlier condoled with the family of the slain bodyguard ahead of the burial.
Onyango was fatally shot on the night of October 13, 2022, in his rented house at Victoria Gardens Estate, Riat area within Kisumu County.
One suspect has since been arrested over his murder.
Collins Oulo Okundi, a manager at a club in Kisumu, is alleged to have confronted the slain police officer who was in the company of a lady and another male friend.
He shot Onyango twice in the head, killing him on the spot during the 4:00 am incident. The deceased's friend Donar Kajwang was also shot in the leg.
The motive of the killing remains unknown but there are speculations that the dispute was about the woman.