Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri’s son Kinyanjui succumbs to COVID-19


The late Kinyanjui Ngunjiri. PHOTO | COURTESY
The late Kinyanjui Ngunjiri. PHOTO | COURTESY

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri’s son Kinyanjui has succumbed to COVID-19 complications.

The family confirmed that Kinyanjui died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Mombasa.

In February this year, Deputy President William Ruto accompanied by other Tangatanga leaders paid a visit to Kinyanjui.

The 32-year-old had been on life support for three months since December 2020.

On Monday, DP Ruto sent a message of condolence to the family saying: “Arthur Kinyanjui Ngunjiri, a brilliant, promising and hardworking young man, who thrived in business and farming. We pray to God that the Ngunjiri family, friends and the people of Bahati Constituency find strength and comfort during this difficult time. Rest In Peace.”

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa said on Twitter: “I’ve learnt the demise of Arthur Kinyanjui Kimani,last born son to Bahati MP,Hon.Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri with utter shock.I pray to God to comfort him and his family during this difficult time.May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

Gilgil MP Martha Wangari said: “My sincere condolences to my friend and colleague Hon Kimani Ngunjiri on the loss of his son Arthur Kinyanjui aka AK47. Prayers for the family.”

Kinyanjui Ngunjiri was a businessman with a construction company based a the Coastal region.

In his early life, he was a Safari rally enthusiast who often took part in competitions in and outside the country.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

So far, total COVID-19 cases in Kenya are at 105,973 while cumulative tests conducted are 1,298,838. Cumulative fatalities are 1,856.

A total of 347 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 1,495 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

58 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. 4 patients are on observation.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 14 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

 

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