The family of the late Kenyan vice president Michael Kijana Wamalwa is mourning the death of his son, William Makali.
Makali passed away on Sunday evening at their home in Milimani estate, Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, according to the deceased’s uncle Robert Wamalwa. Robert told Daily Nation that the family suspects Makali may have succumbed to diabetes but a postmortem will be conducted to establish the cause of his death.
“My nephew was diabetic and probably that might have led to his death but, of course, [when] the official autopsy report [is out] we will be able to know what happened,” Wamalwa intimated.
Robert, who noted that the deceased “looked fine” a day before his death, also trashed claims that Makali died as a result of depression, alcoholism, and drug abuse.
“It is far from the truth. It really very unfair and people should not capitalize on something like that. They should have a sense of decorum and respect to the family and the dead,” he added.
Makali, who was in his mid-20s, was a second-year commerce student at the University of Nairobi. He was the third-born child of Wamalwa, who died on August 23rd, 2003 while serving as Kenya’s vice president under retired President Mwai Kibaki’s administration.