Bungoma County deputy Governor Prof Charles Ngome is mourning the death of his wife.

Hellen Nangekhe who died in their Khaoya village home in the outskirts of Bungoma town on Saturday morning.

Her death comes just a week after her own mother, the Deputy Governor's mother-in-law, passed on.

Before her death, Nangekhe was a former senior manager at Nzoia Sugar Company and an educationist.

Nangekhe had unsuccessfully vied for the Bungoma county women's reps seat on Labour Party.

Leaders sent their condolences message to Prof Ngome's family led by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.