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Former Nairobi governorship candidate passes on

Former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Richard Mutinda Kavemba has died at Nairobi Hospital after a short illness.

Mr Kavemba was appointed by Governor Mike Sonko as Chief Officer, Transport and Public Works, after the 2017 elections.

“It is with a heavy heart and humble acceptance of God’s will that I announce the passing on of Mr. RICHARD MUTINDA KAVEMBA who worked as my Chief Officer, Transport and Public Works. Mr. Kavemba passed on this morning at Nairobi Hospital after a short illness,” announced Governor Sonko on Wednesday morning.

The late Kavemba once served as an elected councilor for Nairobi’s Umoja Ward in the then larger Embakasi Constituency between 2002 to 2007.

He was also CDF secretary for Embakasi constituency under Fendinard Waititu between 2008 to 2012, before becoming a personal assistant to the Minority Whip in the Senate, Johnstone Muthama between 2013 to 2016.

In 2013, he vied for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat on a Wiper Party ticket against ODM’s Evans Kidero, Jimnah Mbaru (APK), Philip Kisia (Federal Party), Joseph Mwangi (KNC), Geoffrey Kobia (Narc), Eric Mokua and Wanyiri Kihoro.