Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka has passed on.
Confirming his death on Friday, his family said he was hospitalised in a Nairobi hospital after collapsing at a restaurant in Nairobi.
Senator Kabaka was on December 4 rushed from 3 Dee Hotel in Kilimani to Nairobi Hospital where he was placed under intensive care.
He also underwent surgery as police launched an investigation into a suspected attempted murder.
No charges were preferred against Muli who is a secondary school teacher based in Wote.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua while mourning the legislator said Kabaka’s demise was due to the effects of a stroke arising from a blood clot that has been bothering him for a while.
“On behalf of myself and the people of Machakos, I pass my condolence to the family of our beloved Senator Boniface Kabaka who has gone to be with the Lord,” Mutua said.
On behalf of myself and the people of Machakos, I pass my condolence to the family of our beloved Senator Boniface Kabaka who has gone to be with the Lord due to the effects of a stroke arising from a blood clot that has been bothering him for a while. pic.twitter.com/cnejIQxd1M
— Dr. Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) December 11, 2020
Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba also mourned the fallen legislator as a personal friend, a jovial easy folk who was one of his first friends in the University of Nairobi class 2006.
“Pole sana, sana to his immediate family, loved ones and the people of Machakos County, May the Lord’s comfort find your hearts,” he said.
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka on his Twitter handle also mourned the late Kabasa saying that he was an articulate debater and a principled legislator who served the people of Machakos County with utmost passion and commitment.
He also said that the late was a firm believer in democratic ideals and promotion of good governance.
“Through his contributions in the Senate, he demonstrated a firm grasp of the Constitution and in-depth knowledge of the Law,” he said.
Several other leaders mourned the late Machakos Senator
I have learnt with a heavy heart, the passing on of Hon. Boniface Kabaka, the Senator for Machakos County. Hon Kabaka will be remembered as an astute leader who put Country before self as witnessed during the deadlock in the revenue sharing formula discussions just recently. pic.twitter.com/uu8Q9LqtmR
— Charity Ngilu (@mamangilu) December 11, 2020
On behalf of myself and the people of Eldas Constituency, I would like to convey my message of condolences to people of Machakos for the loss of Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka. pic.twitter.com/97ZqstckKk
— Hon. (Dr.) Adan Keynan, CBS (@HonAdanKeynan) December 11, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family of Machakos County Senator Boniface Kabaka. May God give you peace and comfort
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) December 11, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family Sen. Boniface Kabaka and to the People of Machakos County. You are all in my thoughts today as we mourn this great loss.
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) December 11, 2020
It is with profound shock and sadness that I have learnt of the passing of Hon. Boniface Kabaka, the Machakos County Senator. Senator Kabaka has been a long time friend, a passionate legislator who cut himself out as a dependable defender of Devolution. pic.twitter.com/PF1WGJasYa
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) December 11, 2020
We are heartbroken by the sudden death of Boniface Mutinda Kabaka – Machakos Senator. Kabaka was a focussed, hardworking and visionary leader who relentlesly advocated for the empowerment of the people. pic.twitter.com/0WCeFgfEZU
— Wavinya Ndeti Oduwole (@Wavinya_Ndeti) December 11, 2020