Kisii County Public Service Chairman Evans Mamboleo died Tuesday while being treated at a private hospital in Mombasa.
Mamboleo and other county government officials traveled to Mombasa for training last week.
His colleagues said he died Tuesday morning after complaining of chest pain.
Kisii Governor James Ongwae called for prayer for Mamboleo’s family while inspecting the construction of Nyanchwa Falcon Road.
He said he sent a team of district officials to help transport the body to Kisii.
“It’s about the problems of this world … These things are happening now … we have to be very careful. Please make sure you put your face masks on, disinfect and keep your distance,” said the district chief.
Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, who accompanied Mr. Ongwae to the inspection, said Mamboleo did an exemplary job.
âHe was a man I had known for a long time. He was a friend. In fact, we have lost a dedicated worker. We offer our condolences to his family, âsaid Mr. Maangi.
Prior to his appointment by the county, Mamboleo served as headmaster in various secondary schools in the counties of Kisii and Nyamira.
On her Facebook page, Kisii’s Women’s Representative Janet Ong’era said, “Words cannot express the innate sadness I feel about the loss of our district public service chairman. Death, you have robbed us of a humble, dedicated man who wasn’t afraid of it. ” to express one’s truth even when it is inedible; a wise leader who has lived his life to the fullest. “