Kahawa Wendani Member of County Assembly (MCA) Cyrus Omondi is dead.
Omondi died in India after suffering a heart attack, Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndichu told K24 Digital on Wednesday evening. Omondi, who was on a trip to India, was found dead in his hotel room on Wednesday, according to Witethie MCA Julius Macharia.
“I received news of Omondi’s death via a social media platform that all Kiambu MCAs are on,” said Macharia.
Theta Ward Representative Simon Kuria said Omondi was among members of the Kiambu County Assembly’s Education Committee who attended a workshop in India recently.
He was elected as Kahawa Wendani MCA on a Jubilee Party ticket in the 2017 general election after two previous unsuccessful attempts. Omondi, who hails from Siaya County, became the first non-native to be elected to the Kiambu County Assembly.
“I am the first candidate of Luo descent to be elected as a leader in Kiambu County,” he said after he was declared the winner.
In a past interview, Omondi disclosed that he moved to Kahawa Wendani in 1994 after the death of his father. He added that his mother sold fish to Kahawa Wendani residents for about 20 years.