All Kiambu Members of the County Assembly and staff who interacted with the late Muguga Member of County Assembly (MCA) Eliud Ngugi have been urged to go for COVID 19 test and isolate.
The late Ngugi popularly known as Thithia is said to have contracted the virus while on a retreat in Mombasa.
He died while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta University hospital in Kiambu County Tuesday morning.
The MCA’s death was confirmed by Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju who mourned him as jovial and dedicated leader.
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro while eulogizing the late MCA at the Kenyatta University Referral hospital Tuesday urged for extra vigilance, warning locals that the virus was more than ever becoming a national threat.
The Governor urged the people of Kiambu to pray for the family of the deceased MCA whom he said was hardworking amongst the Jubilee elected MCAs.
Speaking to the press during the announcements, Governor Nyoro also announced that Tigoni Hospital has now fully reverted to a Covid-19 centre for Kiambu.
The county already has over 1000 beds in readiness for Covid-19 patients that have enough ventilators to supplement bulk oxygen that is already installed.
Kiambu County Speaker Stephen Ndichu was the first to reveal the demise of Muguga Ward MCA on Monday morning that happened at KU hospital where he was admitted since last week on Tuesday
According to the speaker, the MCA complained of fever after attending a workshop in Mombasa last week, he was thus treated before returning to Nairobi and his condition worsened.
A week later, he succumbed to covid-19 complications “It’s with a heavy heart and shock that I have learned of the passing on of Muguga Ward MCA. Eliud Ngugi Ngige Thithia,” said Ndichu
The speaker hailed Ngige as an exemplary leader who represented his people in the assembly with unwavering commitment and dedication
“Ngugi was a passionate leader and debater who was not afraid to speak his mind on matters of public concern,” he added
Late Ngige ‘s demise comes at a time when Kenya and the world as a whole have warned of a third wave of the virus.
In the recent days positive cases in the country have been on the rise, resulting in the extension of mitigation measures such as the daily curfew, social distancing and banning of political gatherings countrywide.
This is a second MCA to have died in Kiambu county in less than a year as it’s only last year another MCA from Kahawa Wendani Ward which is in Kiambu ward county died while on an official visit to India, the late Cyrus Omondi’s cause of death was however not made public