Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama has passed on.
Nyagarama, 74,succumbed to Covid-19, family has confirmed.
The family said he had breathing problems after his lungs collapsed.
He was placed on life support at the Nairobi hospital on Sunday where he had been receiving treatment for three weeks after contracting the virus.
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County Secretary James Ntabo on Friday said the family is preparing to move the body to Lee Funeral Home.
“We have lost our governor but we will release more details after the family has settled. Information on the cause of his death will be conveyed by the family spokesperson.”