Senior officials in Kisumu County die after short illness
Kisumu County Assembly is mourning the deaths of Deputy Clerk Nelco Sagwe and Human Resource Manager Lazarus Obera.
The two died over the weekend after brief illnesses at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.
The Assembly Speaker Elisha Oraro confirmed the sad report on Sunday saying Obera died on Saturday while Sagwe lost his life a few hours later.
“In the death of Mr. Obera, we have lost a religious servant and a hardworking elder who was a source of inspiration to many and who ably played the role of a counselor and mediator in the Assembly.” Said Oraro.
The speaker grieved with the leadership and members of the Legio Maria Church where the late HR officer served as the Archbishop.
Mr. Sagwe was a PhD finalist student at the University of Nairobi and was awaiting his graduation.
He was described as a highly experienced, dedicated and disciplined civil servant.
In his condolence message, Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o described the duo as dedicated senior workers and both the county government and the Assembly would suffer a major blow following their sudden demise.