Former Gubernatorial Aspirant Succumbs to COVID-19

Former Kakamega gubernatorial aspirant, Mabel Muruli, has died.

Muruli, who vied for Kakamega governorship seat in 2017, succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday morning, October 30.

The late Muruli, who once served as a County Executive Committee Member (CECM), died while undergoing treatment.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya mourned Muruli saying that her contribution towards the growth of the county will be missed.

“I’ve learnt with shock and sadness the death of Mama Mable Muruli. Kakamega has lost its hard working, committed, courageous & humble daughter whose contribution towards the growth of our County will be missed. May God grant her family fortitude & strength to bear the loss,” Oparanya said on Twitter.

Her death comes barely a day after Kakamega County Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi also succumbed to the deadly virus.

On Wednesday, October 28, Governor Oparanya directed that county headquarters be shut down after 57 health workers tested positive for the disease.

The Governor also directed that all county government workers undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19.

Oparanya admitted that the situation was getting worse directing the county workers to take voluntary tests.

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