The Kericho County Governor Paul Chepkwony has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends, relatives, and the people of Kericho county government following the demise of the Kericho County Deputy Governor Susan Kikwai.
The late Kikwai who passed on today morning at Siloam hospital in Kericho while undergoing treatment, succumbed to Covid-19.
Condoling the family at the Council of Governors Office at Delta House, Nairobi, Governor Chepkwony, who was flanked by the Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot and Ainamoi Member of Parliament Silvanus Maritim said he is deeply saddened by the sudden death of his deputy who had been taken ill a few days ago and was responding well to treatment, only to lose the battle at 10.00am on Saturday.
He said the late Kikwai who was the first Deputy Governor of Kericho has served diligently not only the people of the county but the entire country in the previous positions she held, and added that she will be missed deeply by the people of Kericho.
“I ask the residents to Kericho to be calm and allow people to mourn the late Kikwai with dignity,” urged Chepkwony.
The Governor, who prayed to God to rest the soul of the late Kikwai in peace, said that the County in consultation with the family of the Deputy Governor will continually update Kenyans on the funeral arrangement.
He at the same time urged Kenyans to be careful with the third wave of Covid-19 disease, stressing that the disease is real and appealed to Kenyans not lower the guard on the containment measures.
“People must heed the advice of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Ministry of Health on the Covid-19 containment measures for the disease to be contained,” he cautioned.
By Bernadette Khaduli