Uhuru Mourns State House Staffer

  • A file image of State House in Nairobi
    A file image of State House in Nairobi
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  • UPDATE: November 25, 2020: Former Kilifi South MP Mustafa Iddi passed away on Wednesday, November 25, the family has confirmed.

    Iddi, who was the Coast Water Works Development Agency Chairman Mustafa Iddi died after a short illness. He was being treated at Premier Hospital in Mombasa.

    The vocal politician was one of Deputy President William Ruto's point men in Kilifi and the Coast region at large.

    Prior to the 2017 election, Iddi ditched the ODM Party to join Jubilee and was among the rebel leaders from the Coast region.


    State House has announced the death of a member of staff who passed on Tuesday, November 25, 2020. 

    According to a statement from State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena, Eustace Nyaga Rewa succumbed after a short illness

    President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message of condolence to the family following the news. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the Finance Bill 2018 at State House, Nairobi.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the Finance Bill 2018 at State House, Nairobi.
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    “The President described him as a devoted and seasoned public servant whose service will be greatly missed,” the statement from State House read.

    Nyaga’s death comes just days after his family laid his mother Agnes Ithima M’rewa to rest on November 20. 

    At the same time, the Head of State also mourned the death of St John Ambulance CEO Albert Ruturi. 

    In his message of comfort to the family and staff of St John Ambulance, the President described the departed humanitarian worker as an exceptional leader whose service to the nation over the years helped save the lives of many Kenyans.

    “Ruturi has been one of the great Kenyans whose selfless service to mankind has saved the lives of many through the St John Ambulance service," President Kenyatta said.

    Uhuru said it was unfortunate that Ruturi had died at a time when his service was highly required considering the health challenges posed by the Covid-19 health crisis.

    On November 17, Presidential Escort Unit officer Edward Saruni Legei passed on in Nairobi while undergoing treatment for Covid-19. 

    Legei was a four-time winner of the Kenya Open Bisley Championships. 

    The deceased, an acclaimed sharpshooter, is survived by a widow, Rose Lenkupae, whom he married at a colourful ceremony back in 2017

    The late Presidential Escort Unit officer Edward Legei
    The late Presidential Escort Unit officer Edward Legei
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