Legendary music producer Bruce Odhiambo’s casket was specially designed to feature the image of a piano that sought to reflect his life in the music industry.
Odhiambo was behind big hits like Niache Niimbe by gospel singer Pitson and Baadaye by sensational duo of Amos and Josh featuring King Kaka.
While eulogising him during a requiem mass at Nairobi Baptist Church, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said Odhiambo was a skilled administrator and a talented person who excelled in different spheres of human development.
"He was an advocate for the youth and a trailblazer in the music industry. He was a skilled administrator and a talented person who excelled in different spheres of human development. Death has robbed us off a great leader, mentor and friend,” she said
She also revealed that Odhiambo was instrumental in the success of the Beyond Zero campaign that she spearheaded.
“Bruce was a generous person who was ready to use his God given talent which he applied with energy and enthusiasm. He was instrumental in the success of Beyond Zero campaign from the very beginning where he was ready to contribute ideas to see planning of our work succeed," the first lady noted.
Homeboyz Radio presenter Talia Oyando narrated how the late Odhiambo helped her the moment she lost her job.
“I remember when I lost my job, he fed me every single day. He knew I was so proud to ask for help, we were neighbours. When I did not have money he gave me. I want to tell you thank you for calling me all the time just to make sure I was okay,” she said amid tears.
Among those who attended the mass were musicians Amos and Josh, Kidum, Erick Wainaina, Pitson, Sauti Sol, Kayamba Africa and Comedian Churchil and Nyambane among others.
The former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chair who was a personal friend to President Uhuru Kenyatta died on January 8 at Nairobi hospital and will be buried tomorrow at his rural home in Koru, Kisumu County.