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.
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!
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.
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.
Previously he has described the president as a personal friend who is kind-hearted having been appointed Director Athi Water Services Board.
In 2018, he was awarded a Head of State Commendation (HSC) by the president. Arocho is the twin brother of media personality, Fred Arocho.