Former Nairobi County Minister dies days after Sonko sent condolence message while he was still alive

Just days after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko sent condolence message to the family of former Nairobi County CEC for health Dr. Robert Ayisi at a time when he was still alive, the former CEC has passed on.

Confirming his death, the family members divulged that the former Nairobi County Secretary

died at the Nairobi’s Mater Hospital after unsuccessful battle with Covid -19.

Ayisi served as the County Secretary for health during the tenure of Ex-Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Odhiambo Kidero, and a few months under Governor Mike Sonko.

Earlier this week on Monday, Governor Sonko caused a stir online after posting news of Ayisi’s death at a time when he was receiving treatment at the Mater hospital.

The news went viral with County chief forced to retract it and apologize later on for the blunder.

In the post, Governor Sonko heaped praises on the former CEC for his exemplary work in streamlining the health sector in the County.


It is with great sorrow and sadness that I announce the death of Dr. Robert Ayisi former County Secretary and CEC Health Nairobi County Government who also served for a few months with my administration.

He will be remembered for his role in streamlining the health sector in Nairobi County. My deepest condolences to his family, relatives & friends, our thoughts & prayers are with you during this trying moment, you can count on our support. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Covid-19 especially the 2nd wave is REAL” announced Sonko before retracting his message.

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