Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka addressing a past event.
Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka addressing a past event.

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.

The entrance at Nairobi Hospital
The entrance at Nairobi Hospital

She, however, denied the allegations against her and was freed on a personal bond, with all charges dropped.

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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.

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