Nakuru County Assembly has lost a second member in less than a month.

The assembly is mourning the passing of London Ward Representative Samuel Karanja Mbugua died on Wednesday night. 

His death comes barely a week after his Hell’s Gate counterpart passed on due to Covid-19 complications. 

Nakuru Assembly Speaker Joel Kairu on Thursday confirmed that Mr Mbugua died after a short illness. 

The deceased was undergoing treatment at the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital.

"The grim reaper has once again robbed Nakuru another of its committed and hardworking ward representatives. It is a sad day. On behalf of the assembly, I wish to send our message of condolences to his family and the people of London Ward," said Mr Kairu. 

He is believed to have had pancreas failure leading to breathing complication.  

"He had earlier sought treatment at a Nakuru private hospital before he visited the War Memorial Hospital," said the source.  

At the assembly, the late Mbugua was the vice chairman of the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee. 

  Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui mourned Mr Mbugua, saying he was a dedicated, selfless leader who served with passion. 

"We are deeply saddened by the passing on of Mr Mbugua. The MCA had a unique responsibility of representing a highly multi-ethnic ward, which gave him a broader and more balanced political approach. He was an honest and hardworking leader who displayed a great zeal in resolving his constituents' problems," stated Mr Kinyanjui.

  Hell’s MCA John Njuguna alias WaSussy succumbed to Covid-19 complications last week while receiving treatment at a Nakuru hospital.