A senior police officer on Sunday, September 12 succumbed to COVID-19 in Mombasa County.
Nyawa Murinzi, 50, had been receiving treatment at the Coast General Hospital for weeks until he succumbed to the viral disease.
He was the Lamu Sub-County Police Commander.
“The body is currently lying at the Coast General Hospital Mortuary,” a police report read in part, adding that burial arrangements are underway.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Paul Mwero Murinzi who is the younger brother to the deceased said that the father of six had on October 10, 2020, lost his wife who succumbed to cancer.
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His death came as a shocker and just days after he remarried in a colourful wedding ceremony which took place in Kwale County on August 28.
It is said that immediately after the wedding, the police boss fell sick and was rushed to a private facility within Kinango where he tested positive for malaria before being referred to Diani Beach Hospital.
“When his condition deteriorated, he was taken to Diani Beach Hospital where he tested positive for Covid-19. He was then transferred to the Coast General Hospital and put on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),” Mwero told K24 Digital.
The late was a firstborn in a family of nine and he was loved by his siblings.
Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia mourned the officer as hardworking and asked his juniors to follow on his steps.
Before he was transferred to Lamu where he was promoted to a Sub- County Commander the deceased was the Urban Deputy Sub-County police commander.