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Kirinyaga IEBC official dies under mysterious circumstances

Gichugu constituency Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officer Geoffrey Gitobu died in Nanyuki town on Monday.

Gitobu is said to have taken an off from work last weekend after overseeing the elections in Gichugu, in order to visit his family that lives in Nanyuki.

The 57-year-old official reportedly felt dizzy while he and his brother were driving within the town so they headed to a nearby clinic, where the medics quickly called for an ambulance as the condition got serious. He was then rushed to a local private hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Laikipia East sub-county police commander John Tarus who confirmed the incident said that the deceased was rushed to the health facility by his brother after mysteriously falling ill on Monday afternoon.

“When Gitobu was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, the brother reported the matter at Nanyuki police station. Police are investigating the circumstances that led to his death,” Tarus said on phone.

Tarus added that a postmortem examination would be conducted noting the examination would most likely reveal the cause of the death of the official.

His body is at the Cottage hospital mortuary.

By Martin Munyi

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