Nyamira County Governor John Nyagarama’s son has passed away at a Nairobi hospital.
The family said Ndemo Nyagarama had been suffering from acute meningitis for long, which caused him severe chest pain and difficulties in breathing.
"He could not breathe with ease and has been complaining of chest pains. The situation was not good at all. Let him rest in peace," a family member told the Star.
Ndemo, who was Nyagarama's eldest son, died while receiving medical treatment at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday evening.
“We have received with profound shock the passing on of Ndemo Nyagarama, son to H.E. John Nyagarama, Gvn. Nyamira County this evening at the Nairobi Hospital due to acute meningitis.'
“The ODM family condoles with the family of Hon. Nyagarama & prays for God’s peace during this time,” a statement from the party’s official Twitter page said.
His death comes even as his father continue to receive treatment for a yet to be disclosed ailment in the United States. Governor Nyagarama traveled to the US for treatment about a month ago, leaving the county under the stewardship of his deputy Amos Nyaribo.