The National Cohesion and Integration Commission's vice-chairperson Fatuma Tabwara has died, her family has confirmed.
Ms Tabwara collapsed on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at a wedding ceremony in Kombani, Matuga Constituency in Kwale County.
The newly-appointed NCIC vice-chairperson was being photographed with the groom when she screamed in pain before collapsing.
She was taken to Diani Beach Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Her family told K24 Digital that she will be buried on Monday in accordance with Islamic tradition.
Tabwara is the second NCIC vice-chairperson to die in office, seven years after former VC Mary Onyango succumbed to breast cancer.
She was sworn in November with the new NCIC team led by Samuel Kobia.
Before her NCIC appointment, Tabwara had worked as the vice-chairperson of the Kwale County Public Service Board and an advisor of the Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya.
She held a Master’s in Education Planning and Administration from Mt Kenya University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kenyatta University.