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Billy Arocho: Netizens Slam Raila Odinga’s Bodyguard for ‘Disrespecting’ KDF

The body of celebrated Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki is currently lying at Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi where it will be preserved until his internment.

Kibaki breathed his last on the night of Thursday, April 21, aged 90 and the announcement was made by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised address at State House in Nairobi.

After his remains were transferred to Lee, a contingent of Kenya Defence Forces officers took charge of the high-end morgue as a selected few leaders and other privileged Kenyans trooped in to view his body.

Among the leaders who visited the funeral home are ODM leader Raila Odinga, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, nominated MP Maina Kamanda among others.

Also, Raila’s bodyguard Billy Arocho, who accompanied the Opposition leader to the facility, had a chance to pay his last respect to the fallen hero.

Arocho shared a photo on his Facebook announcing his visit but hawk-eyed netizens took issue with his conduct.

At the entrance of the mortuary, six KDF officers were standing in pairs of three directly opposite each other, leaving a path in between them for the dignitaries to go through.

However, in the photo, the heavily built Arocho deviated from the path and squeezed himself between two of the officers by their side.

Billy Arocho. PHOTO | COURTESY

A section of netizens perceived his move as a sign of disrespect to the men in uniform.


Zembi Kibet said: “Respect the men in uniform. That’s very mannerless.”

Anthony Kipkelum Snr said: “That’s disrespect to the men in uniform.”

Suleiman Mbatiah said: “But Bill Arocho , surely!!!! Why would you squeeze yourself between the two soldiers in that formation?”

Alphonce Mwabil said: “Sasa hayo si ni madharau Kwa hao vijana wa uniforms ,mbona hukupitia mbele.”

Abdul Aziz said: “Tabia mbaya unawacha njia unasumbua hao wakuu ya nini yaani lazima upite katika yao.”

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Kaangina David said: “Lazima upitie katikati Yao. Respect men in uniform you are going home with Azimio president Anyway rest in peace Baba Jimmy.”

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