Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka has passed away.
Kabaka died on Friday while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital where he was rushed last week and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in critical condition.
The deceased fell ill at an apartment in Kilimani estate on December 4th while in the company of a 45-year-old high school teacher identified as Esther Nthenya Muli.
He is said to have complained of a headache and collapsed at around 2.30 am 21 hours after the two checked in at 3Dee Apartments along Elgeyo Marakwet Road in Kilimani.
Esther, a resident of Wote in Makueni, said she phoned the senator’s aide Isaac Muinde who organized with the apartment management to call paramedics to evacuate him. The senator was vomiting by the time the ambulance arrived.
Esther was picked by detectives who arrived at the hotel hours later to collect samples of vomit, food and, drugs.
She was on Monday arraigned in court where the magistrate ordered she be detained for seven days to allow police to complete investigations into allegations of attempted murder.
But the suspect was released on a personal bond on Wednesday after tests showed no traces of poison on the deceased’s blood, ruling out foul play in his sudden ailment.
An analysis of Senator Kabaka’s vomit at the Government Chemist also confirmed there was no poison fed to him as earlier suspected.
Kabaka and Esther had enjoyed food and drinks at a restaurant in the apartments before heading to Room 306 booked by the Senator.