Uhuru's Longtime Bouncer Now Serving Raila [PHOTOS]

  • Undated compiled images of Bill Arocho together with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga at separate events.
    Undated compiled images of Bill Arocho together with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga at separate events.
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  • Athi-Water Services Director Bill Arocho is no stranger to the public eye. He has been seen on numerous occasions accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta's security detail during his public appearances.

    Those in the political circles often joke that if you want to know where Uhuru is, look for his longtime bouncer Bill. 

    In recent days, Arocho has been seen accompanying ODM leader Raila Odinga in his political campaigns - the latest incident being at the Kamukunji rally on Wednesday, October 13.

    A photo of Bill Arocho (in an orange attire) at Raila Odinga's Kamukunji rally on October 13, 2021
    A photo of Bill Arocho (in an orange attire) at Raila Odinga's Kamukunji rally on October 13, 2021
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    Over the last 17 years, Arocho has had a loyal presence in Uhuru's public life - so much so that the bodyman named his daughter Ngina - after the President's mother. 

    So close are the two that when they were photographed in 2020, as the president was inspecting the newly renovated Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Arocho was with him - dressed in shorts and crocs sandals!

    Undated image of Bill Arocho together with President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting renovations at Nyayo Stadium.
    Undated image of Bill Arocho together with President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting renovations at Nyayo Stadium.
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    Bill Arocho

    During an interview with a local media station, Arocho revealed that he met Uhuru at a time when the president was still a member of Kenya's independence party.

    “The president is my long-time friend, we met way back in 2004 at the KANU (Kenya Africa National Union) delegates conference,” he revealed.

    From left: Undated image of Bill Arocho, Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function.
    From left: Undated image of Bill Arocho, Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function.
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    He also disclosed that he started accompanying the president after Uhuru enrolled him for a course in crowd control.

    "He enrolled me for crowd control training and thereafter I started accompanying him to the prayer meetings across the country. Up until now, I am part of the people who manage the crowd when the President has an event," Arocho stated.

    Undated image of Bill Arocho accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function.
    Undated image of Bill Arocho accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function.
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    Previously he has described the president as a personal friend who is kind-hearted having been appointed Director Athi Water Services Board.

    Undated photo of Bill Arocho and President Uhuru Kenyatta sharing a light moment at a past event.
    Undated photo of Bill Arocho and President Uhuru Kenyatta sharing a light moment at a past event.
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    In 2018, he was awarded a Head of State Commendation (HSC) by the president. Arocho is the twin brother of media personality, Fred Arocho.

    Undated image of Bill Arocho together with Raila Odinga at a past event
    Undated image of Bill Arocho together with Raila Odinga at a past event
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    Undated image of Bill Arocho receiving his award from the head of state.
    Undated image of Bill Arocho receiving his award from the head of state.
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