People started calling me ‘Password’ way before viral video – Homa Bay man speaks

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 19 Apr, 2022 21:19 | 2 mins read
Jack Omondi Oluoch speaks after he went viral last week while complaining about the delays that were witnessed in ODM nominations in Homa Bay. PHOTO/Courtesy

A man from Homa Bay who went viral after being captured in a video saying the word 'password' has finally come out to speak about the events that led to the incident.

Speaking to a local media station, the man identified as Jack Omondi Oluoch revealed that when he called out the name 'Password' he did not mean to attack ODM as many have perceived.

Oluoch said that he made the comment due to delays that were experienced during the ODM nominations conducted in Homa Bay County last week.

"I had woken up very early in the morning to vote during the nominations but that did not help me since the voting materials came late. The people who were to conduct the exercise came three hours late and later left. When we asked the officials who remained at the station what was going on, they told us that they had forgotten the password of the voting gadget and so we had to wait.

It is these delays that prompted us to go to the media to express our frustrations and that is when I was captured on camera calling the name 'Password," Oluoch said.

Following these moments, Oluoch says that wherever he goes people have been calling him 'Password'. He, however, maintains that the incident is not the origin of the name.

"People around me have been calling me Password for some time because everything that revolves around us nowadays is protected by passwords. So I don't understand how my name reached the internet.

"I used to be called Password even before the incident. The name originated from my workplace after I had a quarrel with my boss," he narrated.

On being famous since the incident, Oluoch says that he doesn't care much about the fame that has come with his name but he hopes to gain financially from his newfound celebrity status.