Kakamega County chief of staff has succumbed to the Covid-19.
Robert Sumbi died on Thursday morning, October 29, at the Kakamega County General Hospital where he was admitted a week ago.
The late Sumbi is one of the Kakamega county officials who tested positive for the deadly virus last week.
This comes a day after the county headquarters were shut down on Wednesday, October 28 for a week following a surge in Covid-19 infections.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya while announcing the closure ordered that all county staff to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing.
“Today I have chaired the county multi-agency team which established that the virus is spreading fast in the county because residents have constantly ignored the protocols and restrictions that had been put in place by the ministry of health to curb the spread of the pandemic,” Oparanya said.
The closure of the county headquarters came after the county assembly suspended sittings for two weeks after three MCAs tested positive for the deadly virus.
Oparanya also banned are all political gatherings and church services that culminate into political rallies in the county.
The governor added that his administration will be rolling out sensitisation programmes on the virus starting today at the grassroots levels, involving chiefs and their assistants, County Government Administrators and medical personnel.
The county assembly asked the county general hospital to carry out mass testing of MCAs and staff but the hospital management said it did not have testing kits.