Veteran politician and former Kamukunji MP George Gregory Nthenge is dead. 

According to his eldest son Edward Musembi Nthenge his father died at their Buruburu home, where he had been resting after being discharged from the Nairobi Hospital a few weeks earlier.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua said that the deceased succumbed to Covid-19 complications. 

"I am sad to learn of the passing of Hon. George Gregory Nthenge, at the age of 94, due to Covid complications. Former MP & Minister, Mzee Nthenge was a brilliant & visionary leader. He survived tragedy & celebrated life. He is one the greatest leaders of KENYA. Rest In Peace," Governor Mutua Tweeted. 

File Image of the later MP George Gregory Nthenge and Governor Alfred Mutua.

In November 1978, Nthenge survived a road disaster in Maanzoni region, along Nairobi Mombasa road in which he lost his ten children and his first wife as he ferried them to school in Nairobi.

In one of his past interviews with a local daily, he said he wanted to be buried 4 feet, two feet above his wife, who died 41 years ago.

“If all goes according to plan, my beloved second wife Scholarstica will be buried two feet above me. I love them that much,” Nthenge told the Nation

He served as Kamukunji MP between 1992 through 1997.