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Wangui Ngirici, Kipchumba Murkomen mourn William Chepkut

Transport Cabinet Secretary nominee Kipchumba Murkomen and ex-Kirinyaga Women Representative Wangui Ngirici have reminisced their last moments with fallen ex-lawmaker William Chepkut.

Chepkut died suddenly at a Nairobi hospital where he had been rushed to after collapsing at his home.

The cause of his death is yet to be revealed.


A message on his official Twitter handle indicates the deceased politician battled kidney disease for a very long time and persevered through it all.

The former lawmaker lost to Samwel Chepkonga in the August 2022 polls.

He’d served Ainakboi constituency from 2017 to 2022 as an Independent candidate.

The witty and jovial leader was last year hospitalized after an accident at a city hotel.

He later explained he’d missed a step on a staircase and rolled down sustaining serious injuries on his knees.

After going for further medical consultation in Dubai, Chepkut was informed he had to undergo surgery.

The operation was done at the same hospital where he died.

According to Chepkut’s personal assistant Kipkorir Birgen, the former MP was yesterday complaining about his leg, which was swollen.

Prior to his political journey, he served as personal assistant to fallen politician Nicholas Biwott, who was a powerful minister during the late President Daniel Moi’s tenure.

He is the second high-profile figure to die suddenly, days after prominent lawyer Paul Gicheru was found dead inside his bedroom.

Postmortem results declared his death inconclusive and detectives say they are investigating the matter.

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