Kenyan MP’s son dies of Covid-19

By Samuel Ouma

 late Kinyanjui Ngunjiri was aged 32.Photo courtesy
late Kinyanjui Ngunjiri was aged 32.Photo courtesy

Kenyan legislator Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri’s son, has succumbed to the novel virus.

Arthur Kinyanjui Ngunjuri died, 32, at a Mombasa hospital, according to the family source.

“It is hard to accept that you are gone. Rest in peace my last born Son Arthur Kinyanjui Kimani,” the MP posted on social media.

The deceased has been on a life support machine since December 2020, the family revealed.

Until his death, Arthur Kinyanjui was an entrepreneur with a construction company based at the Coastal region.

Before venturing into business, he was a Safari rally enthusiast who often took part in competitions in and outside the country.

Kenyan leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto have sent their condolences messages to the family and friends of MP Ngujiri.

“Arthur Kinyanjui Ngunjiri, a brilliant, promising and hardworking young man, who thrived in business and farming. We pray to God that the Ngunjiri family, friends and the people of Bahati Constituency find strength and comfort during this difficult time. Rest In peace,” said Ruto.

As of Sunday, February 28, Kenya had reported more than 105,000 Covid-19 cases from cumulative tests of 1 298,838.  More than 1,000 people have also died, and above 86,000 have recovered.

The first consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Kenya on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

 Kenya will receive 1.02 million doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine on Tuesday, and priority will be given to healthcare workers countrywide.

Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said the vaccine would arrive in the country through Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) facility.

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