Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka has died.
Kabaka died on Friday, December 11, at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The senator was rushed to the hospital on Friday, December 4, after he collapsed in an apartment at Kilimani estate while in the company of a high school teacher.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua confirmed the senator’s death saying that died died from the effects of a stroke arising from a blood clot that has been bothering him for a while.
“On behalf of myself and the people of Machakos, I pass my condolence to the family of our beloved Senator Boniface Kabaka who has gone to be with the Lord due to the effects of a stroke arising from a blood clot that has been bothering him for a while,” Mutua stated.
Yesterday, his family dismissed distressing claims that the lawmaker had died.
They urged Kenyans to ignore the news and instead continue praying for the lawmaker’s full recovery.
The family said that the lawmaker was recuperating at The Nairobi Hospital.
“We wish to inform the People of Machakos County that Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka, is recuperating at Nairobi Hospital. Please avoid or ignore the distressing rumours and fake news and continue praying for his full recovery of our brother, father, friend, pillar and senator,” said the family.
Esther Ntheya, who had been detained at Kilimani Police station for seven days for the probe into the attempted murder of the senator, was freed on Wednesday, December 10.
The 45-year-old teacher was set free after doctor’s medical report ruled out possible poisoning as earlier been suspected.
Kabaka is said to have checked in at the apartment along Elgeyo Marakwet Road in Kilimani on Thursday, December 3 afternoon accompanied by Muli.
According to a police report on the incident, the matter was reported by the Senator’s wife who said that at around 3am she was informed by an employee at the lawmaker’s office that her husband had been admitted in the ICU.
“She went to the said hospital accompanied by other family members among them her co-wife where she established that the Senator was brought by paramedics after falling sick while in an apartment along Elgeyo Marakwet Road within Kilimani,” read the police report.
Police visited the scene and found the woman who disclosed that she was with the Senator in the apartment when he suddenly started complaining of severe headache and asked her to look for paracetamols.