Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka is dead.
The Senator passed away while receiving treatment at Nairobi hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on Friday, December 11. His death was attributed to Covid-19.
Once his seat is declared vacant, a by-election will have to be conducted in Machakos.
The Senator’s passing comes a day after the courts freed a woman who was with Kabaka in a city hotel when he collapsed.
Ether Nthenya Muli, a secondary school teacher, faced an attempted murder charge after Kabaka was rushed to intensive care.
She, however, denied the allegations against her and was freed on a personal bond, with all charges dropped.
A toxicology report found no poison in Kabaka’s system.
Nthenya was, however, ordered to report to Kilimani Police Station every 14 days.
Kabaka collapsed in a room at 3Dee Apartments in Kilimani, Nairobi where he had spent the night with Nthenya.
According to investigators, Kabaka drove himself to a house in Kilimani without a bodyguard and driver and checked in at 3Dee Apartments at 2 p.m.
Kabaka is the holder of a doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) Finance Law from the University of Nairobi.
He was as a senior partner at Kabaka and Associates Advocates and a part-time lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
The first-time Senator captured the Machakos seat in 2017 on a Chama Cha Uzalendo ticket.
Senators arrived at the Nairobi Hospital to pass their condolences, with the body later moved to Lee Funeral Home.