New Details on Politician's Mysterious Death at a Kilimani Nightclub

  • Side by side photos of the late Charles Okusimba, a political operative.
    Side by side photos of the late Charles Okusimba, a political operative.
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  • New details have emerged over the events that preceded the death of youthful politician Charles Juma Okusimba, at a Kilimani nightclub.

    Speaking to the press on Saturday, April 9, the family of the deceased disclosed that they were still reeling from the shock following his sudden death noting that he had not been ill at all.

    Okusimba, a former President of the Student Organisation of Maseno University (SOMU), arrived at the club on the night of Thursday, April 7, before he was found unconscious by a cleaner more than 10 hours later.

    Earlier that day, the former student leader cum political operative in Nairobi is said to have attended a series of political meetings before hitting the club.

    Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi
    An undated image of Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi.
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    When he was found, he was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

    "When we inquired from them, they told us that they found him gulping for air. This means that by the time they found him, he was not already dead, He died on the way to the hospital," stated James Onyango, the deceased relative.

    Okusimba's sister, Gladys Atieno, corroborated with Onyango noting that they had asked the police to investigate the matter conclusively.

    "We have asked the police to investigate the matter because he was not ill. If he were sick, he would have told me. He had been in meetings," she stated.

    The body of the deceased was later moved to Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home.

    The police have also launched investigations into the matter with an autopsy on the body of the deceased slated to take place on Monday, March 11.

    Political deaths are on an upward spiral with the most recent being that of Nancy Wanjala Mwashumbe, a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) aspirant who passed away on Thursday night, April 7. 

    Mwashumbe was traveling to attend her brother's burial when she was involved in a road accident near Voi at Ngutunyi along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway.

    His death followed that of Wesley Kogo, the Nandi Hills MP aspirant who passed away in a tragic road accident. 

    Nancy Wanjala Mwashumbe UDA Aspirant in Chaani Ward seat in Changamwe Constituency who passed on Thursday April 7, 2022
    Nancy Wanjala Mwashumbe UDA Aspirant in Chaani Ward seat in Changamwe Constituency who passed on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
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