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Uhuru pays tribute to Bruce Odhiambo for his role in nurturing youth talent

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, friends and relatives of Bruce Odhiambo, the former Youth Enterprise Development Fund board Chairman who passed away last night at a Nairobi hospital.

In his message, President Kenyatta noted that the late Odhiambo used his God given talents especially in music and entrepreneurship to develop businesses and institutions, some of which played a big role in mentoring the youth.

“Bruce Odhiambo was a go-getter. He was a talented musician who joined hands with others to entertain Kenyans with the legendary Mombasa based Safari Sounds Band and Spartans,” observed the President.

The President said despite his humble beginnings, Mr. Odhiambo never shied away from mentoring other Kenyans to utilize their talents to make ends meet.

The Head of State cited Bruce Odhiambo’s production studios known as Johari Cleff where the late mentored and sharpened the skills of young people who were interested in creative arts, saying many Kenyans who are currently in television production have passed through his hands.

“He believed in sharing his God given talents. Bruce was a great philanthropist and many benefitted from his generosity,” said President Kenyatta.

Kenyans from across the fraternity also eulogized Mr Odhiambo.

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