Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama is dead with reports indicating that the governor was at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and had allegedly succumbed to Covid-19 complications.
Nyangarama was put on life support on Sunday night and his family was called in on Monday after his condition deteriorated.
The Governor was elected governor in 2013 after unsuccessfully trying the West Mugirango Parliamentary seat for two elections.
Before his election as governor, Nyagarama was a director of the Kenya Tea Development Agency where he served for nearly three decades.
We are saddened by the loss of Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, a selfless and formidable champion for devolution who was genuinely dedicated to public service.
Progressive, steadfast and responsive, Governor Nyagarama was industrious, focussed and firm. pic.twitter.com/rJZNT1J1we
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) December 18, 2020