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Mbita DCC found dead in his residence

A sombre mood engulfed Mbita Sub County after the area Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) was found dead in his official residence.

Confirming the incident, Homa Bay County Commissioner (CC) Moses Lilan said that the DCC identified as Moranga Morekwa had been in good health before he suffered the sudden death.

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Lilan described Morekwa’s demise as a big loss to the administration fraternity.

“It was only on Friday when Morekwa led a multi- agency team in raiding unlicensed bars and dens selling illicit alcohol in Mbita Sub-county,” the CC said.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that Morekwa died of an illness.

“He was sick a couple of weeks ago but regained his health and resumed his official duties. But it is unfortunate that the illness took his life suddenly,” Mr Lilan said.

He described Morekwa as a dedicated officer in promoting law and order.

“He was a hard working officer who was committed in enforcing law and order as well as coordinating government programmes.” Lilan said.

He added that his contributions to the fight against illicit brews made an indelible mark in the county.  “I pass my condolences to his family,” Lilan said.

Morekwa’s body was moved to Kirindo MED 25 mortuary in Mbita Sub-county.

However, the government is facilitating transfer of the body to Nairobi in line with his family’s request.

“The family requested us to transfer the body to Nairobi. We are making arrangements and we are going to transfer the body to allow the family start making burial arrangements,” he said.

Mr Morekwa was transferred  to Mbita  in June last year after serving as a DCC in Tana North and Kajiado West  sub-counties.

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