He is better known through a photo in which his slender chest is tacked in a white shirt complemented by a defiant smile. Fists in the air, he makes the aluta continua salute in spite of handcuffs. This is Senior Private Hezekiah Ochuka, the man who was at the centre of the August 1, 1982 attempted coup, which the then president Daniel rap Moi survived in less than a day. After Naki Kabete Primary School in Nyanza, Ochuka proceeded to Mirogi Secondary School after which he joined the military in 1976. Through
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Hezekiah Ochuka was raised by a single mother and his three older brothers. Being around a majority of men Hezekiah was always influenced by masculinity being that he was raised by his older brothers when a majority of the time the mother was working hard labor jobs to provide for the a family of four boys. He underwent eight weeks of military training at Lanet Army Barracks in Nakuru, and was posted to Eastleigh Air Base. Between 1976 and 1978, he underwent basic trade training in electrical devices and instruments.
"KENYATTA'S DYNASTIC CURTAIN FAILED TO FALL, ON A FAILED 1971 COUP ATTEMPT " Ochuka has been in books of history for engineering a Coup attempt in 1982,this was the second most planned attempt.It hasn't been in a clear shades,the 1971 coup attempt, something that was planted by the late Rtd Capt Fredrick Collins Omondi Oyoo from Nyakach,who was an Army officer in Kenyatta's regime. Fredrick played a central role as a coordination and liaison officer for coup,this was a task to him that could easily troll unnoticed,