Nyamira Governor John Obiero Nyagarama, 74, died early Friday at the Nairobi Hospital.
Mr Nyagarama had been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at Nairobi Hospital for more than a month.
Reports indicated that the governor suffered Covid-19 complications. His family told the media that he had breathing problems after his lungs collapsed.
Governor Nyagarama had been leading campaigns aimed at curbing the virus in his county, urging residents to follow guidelines issued by the government through the Health ministry.
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