Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro today condoled with the family of Muguga MCA when they paid their last respect to the politician who passed away last Monday.
While announcing the death of the late Eliud Ngugi Ngige aka Thithia at the Kenyatta University Referral hospital, the Governor urged the people of Kiambu to pray for the family of the deceased MCA whom he said was hardworking amongst the Jubilee elected MCA’s.
He announced that Tigoni Hospital was fully converted to a Covid-19 center for Kiambu. The county already has over 1000 bed capacity for Covid-19 patients with enough ventilators to supplement bulk oxygen that is already installed.
Kiambu County Speaker Stephen Ndichu was the first to reveal the demise of Muguga Ward MCA on Monday morning after the politician reportedly succumbed to Covid 19 related ailment at the KU hospital where he was admitted since last week on Tuesday
According to the speaker, the MCA complained of fever after attending a workshop in Mombasa last week, he was thus treated before returning to Nairobi but his condition worsened.
A week later, he succumbed to covid-19 complications “It’s with a heavy heart and shock that I have learned of the passing on of Muguga Ward MCA. Eliud Ngugi Ngige Thithia” said Ndichu
The speaker hailed Ngige as an exemplary leader who represented his people in the assembly with unwavering commitment and dedication “Ngugi was a passionate leader and debater who was not afraid to speak his mind on matters of public concern” he added
Late Ngugi ‘s demise comes at a time when Kenya and the world as a whole have warned of a third wave of the virus In the recent days positive cases in the country have been on the rise, resulting in the extension of mitigation measures such as the daily curfew, social distancing and banning of political gatherings countrywide.
This is a second MCA to have died in Kiambu county in less than a year as it’s only last year another MCA from Kahawa Wendani Ward which is in Kiambu ward county died while on an official visit to India, the late Cyrus Omondi’s cause of death was however not made public
By Lydia Shiloya and Grace Naishoo