Jinxed July: 4 VIPs die in just 2 weeks

July 14, 2017 9:15 am


Nkaissery, Biwott, G.G Kariuki and Bethwel Kiplagat all died in the first two weeks of July. Graphics/CHRIS WANJAGI.
Nairobi, Kenya July 14 –The death of former Truth Justice and Reconciliation (TJRC) chairman Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat is the fourth involving a high profile personality in the country in just two weeks.

Kiplagat died at the Nairobi Hospital at 3 am on Friday, according to officials who spoke to his family.

It comes just two days after that of Nicholas Biwott, a former powerful Cabinet Minister in former Presidential Daniel Arap Moi government. Biwott also died at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been rushed for emergency treatment on Tuesday morning.

Others include Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery who collapsed and died on Saturday morning. He had suffered a heart attack.

Two weeks ago, Senator Godfrey Gitahi, popularly known as G.G Kariuki also died following a long illness and was set to be buried on Friday. Memorial services were held separately on Thursday for Nkaissery and Biwott.


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