Vocal Jubilee legislator succumbs to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the nation, claiming more lives and striking the legislature.

In the latest incident, Hell’s Gate Member of County Assembly John Njuguna commonly known as Wa-Sussy is reported to have lost the battle against Covid-19.

Njuguna was taken to the hospital on Friday after developing complications related to Corona virus and was put in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

However, the lawmaker succumbed to the virus while undergoing treatment at Nakuru Nursing Home.

Nakuru Assembly Speaker on Monday confirmed the death of Njuguna revealing that he died of Covid-19.

His body was taken to the Umash Funeral Home, Nakuru moment after his family, close friends and his colleagues had witnessed his death.

His death comes in the wake of high number of new Covid-19 infections in the County that saw the Governor of Nakuru County Lee Kinyanjui close the Assembly on November 2 for 14 days.

Nakuru County is among the counties that have been heavily affected by the virus. Nakuru Member of County Assembly Joel Kairu had revealed that the operations within the assembly would be scaled down.

On Thursday, Nakuru Health Executive Officer, Gichuki Kariuki said that 68 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates and five teachers from Bahati Girls Secondary in Nakuru County tested positive for coronavirus, with one student admitted to hospital Nakuru while the remaining 67 candidates and the five teachers were taken to isolation

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