Former long-serving State House Comptroller Abraham Kiptanui has passed away after a long illness.
Kiptanui died on Sunday while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital, where he had been admitted for the past few weeks.
His death was announced by Moi's Press Secretary Lee Njiru on behalf of the family, who did not disclose the nature of his illness or the cause of his death.
"He passed away peacefully in the presence of his family following a long illness bravely borne," Njiru said in a statement.
The deceased served under the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi’s administration until his retirement in 1996 and was succeeded by Franklin Bett.
Last week, State House erroneously posted on its social media pages a condolence message for Kiptanui. The message was promptly pulled down.