‘A gentle giant who loved people’ Maina Kageni joins other celebs in mourning Bruce Odhiambo

Tributes from Kenyan celebrities are pouring in following the demise of former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo.

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.

Last words of former YEDF Chairman Bruce Odhiambo before his death

Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman
Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman

‘Acoustic neuroma, a non cancerous tumor paralyzed my face ‘- Raila Junior

Below are some of the condolence messages from Kenyan celebs

Pole to the family of Bruce Odhiambo and the entire Music industry on the loss of a pioneer, a giant in the art, a mentor and big brother to many of us. Rest well B.O.

I have nothing but good memories of Bruce Odhiambo. His hospitality. That Friday biryani. Singing random things in his studio. His humour. Rest well Uncle Bruce. You will be missed.

 Big man with a big heart. A gentle giant who loved people. A legend and a pioneer. Thank you for all your influence. Thank you for the memories. Thank you for everything. My sincere condolences to your amazing family as well. Rest In Peace Bruce Odhiambo.

You were front and centre when we created in 2008. I’ll remember you for your contribution to Kenya’s music industry. Rest in peace Bruce Odhiambo

Bruce Odhiambo

Mercy Myra also wrote a long post  expressing her sadness at the demise of the man who helped build her career. She wrote

“The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 has just broken my heart with sadness and pain. I cannot begin to put in words how your transitioning pains my heart for. Family, friends and the music industry has lost a maestro and a music genius @bruceodh aka brother B as we called him. Thank you for everything Bruce. My very 1st #mentor my #MusicIndustryDadAndBigBrother. A lion at heart but the gentlest soul.
You birthed the brand #mercymyra You trained and guided me. My confidant my teacher in everything I had to know in becoming an artist and musician.

Mercy Myra mourns Bruce Odhiambo
Mercy Myra mourns Bruce Odhiambo

The first Producer #extraordinaire , #promotor and Music manager I ever had and author of my hit single #tiedero amongst soo many other songs we recorded and or performed with around the world. It hurts soo much that you are no longer with us. I promise to make sure to finish on the song we had started working on and others to follow. May you rest well and hit those keys and strum on that baseline in heaven. I am thankful and greatful for your stewardship. Words will never be enough.
I pray for your family. Lily, Randy, Myke to be gi madhe and entire family. Beduru gi kwe. My love, My heart and prayers to you all. May God hold you all up at this trying time. #rip

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