A distressed Oruko described his brother as a warm person who was in constant touch with the family, adding that “the last time we spoke he insisted that I join him down in Santa Monica to pursue my education.”
The deceased went to the US after completing his studies at St Mary’s School. He later got a scholarship to study at an Indiana College and proceeded to pursue a Masters Degree in Fine Arts at the University of California San Diego.
While in the US, he joined a group of highly talented actors in Hollywood and Broadway among them award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Odera is the son of prominent scholar Prof Odera Oruko and has been survived by his wife Nicole and siblings Roney, Sheilla, Sharon, Milly and Peter. The cause of his death is yet to be established.