Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has revealed that Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka underwent a surgical operation to remove a clot in his brain. Kabaka was announced dead on Friday, December 11.
The senator had been taken to the Nairobi Hospital ICU in critical condition on December 4 after falling ill in a Kilimani apartment.
Speculations surrounded the cause of his sudden ailment, with Musyoka now calling for sensitivity while reporting on or sharing content regarding the lawmaker’s death.
“Senator Kabaka had to undergo a [surgical] operation, which was conducted by one of the most respected neurosurgeons [in Kenya], Prof. [Christopher] Musau,” Musyoka said Friday afternoon while addressing journalists at the Lee Funeral Home, where Kabaka’s body was taken for preservation.
“The [surgical operation] exercise was done to remove a clot in the legislator’s brain. It is normally never an easy thing (sic). That is what I can say for now, even as I announce the death of our late brother Senator Boniface Kabaka. We shall know all things at the end of everything,” added Musyoka.
“For now, I want to urge restraint [to be exercised] in the reporting of [circumstances leading to] the senator’s death. I want to appeal to our friends in the media to be kind to his family at this time. A headline like ‘Kabaka was on a date…’ brings with it all manner of speculations. Kindly, let us let our brother rest in peace; let us not cause his family more pain.”
K24 Digital was first to report that Senator Kabaka was removed from the Nairobi Hospital ICU at 10:50am Friday.
His family, comprising his two widows and children, thereafter held a brief meeting before formally announcing the legislator’s death.