Sports Journalist James Oduor is among those who have been confirmed dead in Tuesday’s terror attack at Dusit D2 at 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi.
Oduor was also an employee with LG whose offices are at 14th Hannover which is adjacent to the D2 Hotel where the attack took place.
Oduor was in a meeting with the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (JAK) officials at the company’s offices at the time of the terror attack.
SJAK vice-president James Magayi, who is also Oduor’s close ally, confirmed his death.
“We went there (LG offices) to have a meeting to plan about our awards and CSR activities. He (Oduor) is the last person I spoke to and we made some banter about his beard; I remember telling him that he needed to trim them…it is a sad morning and painful that he is no more,” Magayi mourned Oduor who also ran an online football television – Wadau TV.
“Their offices were evacuated at about 6.30pm yesterday. They did a head count and Edu(James Oduor) and some three of his colleagues were missing…One of the evacuates described in detail one of the bodies and from the description, I knew straight away that it was Edu. The police confirmed the death early today and his family has been alerted,” said Magayi
Oduor’s body is currently at the Chiromo Mortuary. Our condolences to his friends, colleagues, and family.