Former Kangema MP Tiras Ngahu is dead
Former Kangema MP Tiras Ngahu died Saturday morning at a Nairobi hospital where he was undergoing treatment, People Daily Digital has established.
The former legislator is said to have been suffering from a terminal illness and has been in and out of hospital for a couple of months.
He was the first TNA MP in September 2012 when he was elected after the demise of John Michuki in February same year.
He was re-elected for the second time in 2013 but lost in 2017 to the incumbent Muturi Kigano.
He has however been working in the Jubilee and BBI secretariats.
His close allies said they received the news of his death with utter shock and that they are yet to come to terms with the loss.
"It has come as a shock to us because we had a lot of things planned especially in reorganizing the Jubilee party," one of his friends who never wanted to be mentioned said.
Leaders from Murang'a county led by governor Mwangi wa Iria eulogized Ngahu as a visionary leader, who was determined and resilient in his work.
"It is with deep sorrow that I have received the sad news of the demise of my great friend, former Kangema MP Hon. Tirus Ngahu. Forever visionary, Ngahu’s mindset and modus operandi epitomized the legendary Kangema tradition of hardwork, wit and resilience. Ngahu always had a solution where there was none. May Hon. Ngahu rest in eternal peace," Wa Iria said.