Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has sent his condolences to the family County Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi has succumbed to COVID-19.
In a statement Oparanya said Sumbi died on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment.
He described the late Sumbi was a dedicated, diligent, humble and valuable officer who served in his office as a County Executive Committee Member (CECM) and later as the Chief of Staff.
Oparanya said Sumbi’s death is a big loss to the County Government of Kakamega as they have lost a focused staff member whose contribution to development will be greatly missed.
He expressed his sympathy for the late Sumbi’s family, calling for calm as the county government organizes a befitting send-off.
The spike in COVID-19 cases in Kakamega prompted the Governor to issue a directive that all county government workers at the headquarters undergo Covid -19 testing saying that the County has already lost 7 people and recorded 319 positive cases of Corona Virus.