Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama has succumbed to Covid-19, family has confirmed.
The county boss, 74, was placed on life support at the Nairobi hospital on Sunday where he had been receiving treatment for three weeks after contracting the virus.
It is said that the deceased county boss had an underlying condition (diabetes) hence the Covid-19 related complications.
According to a family member who spoke to the media, Nyagarama breathed his last at around 4 am this morning.
Family members who spoke to the Nation said the deceased had breathing problems after his lungs collapsed.
Reports of his deteriorating health surfaced on Tuesday but we’re quickly shut down by family and press team.
He had been missing in action for the past month and was last seen in public about a month ago when he officially launched collection of BBI signatures.
The second term governor served as a director at the Kenya Tea Development Authority director (KTDA).
The former teacher served as the managing director of the private Sotik Tea Factory from 1991 to 1992.
He is survived by a wife, Naomi and 17 children.