Deputy Governor for Kericho Susan Kikwai, has succumbed to Covid-19 while being treated at Siloam Hospital.
According to Joel Bett, the County Secretary, Susan was admitted five days ago to the hospital.
On Saturday at 9 am, Kikwai lost her life while battling the deadly virus says Mr Bett.
Immediately after the news about her death was confirmed, Bett and other members arrived at the hospital to oversee the body’s presentation.
Dominic Rono, Speaker of the County assembly was also present.
The county’s Governor Paul Chepkwony too confirmed her demise but promised to issue a statement in the course of the day.
The late Susan was serving her second and last term having been elected as Governor in the year 2013 and Deputy in 2017.
Ms. Kikwai before joining politics, was the former Managing Director of Kenya Investment Authority under the Finance Ministry from the year 2005 to 2012.
Susan had attained a Masters of Business Administration in International Management from the Morgan State University in Maryland.
In the year 2007, she was awarded The Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya by former President Mwai Kibaki for having an outstanding performance in investment promotion.
In 2008, she was preferably elected President of African Investment Promotion Agency Network (AfrIPAnet) by about 45 African Nations.
And in the year 2003, she received reinforcement of investment promotion Awards at the regional level (Kenya and Rwanda) and Department of the Year Award among several honours.
She has also participated in several boards including Export Promotion Council, Vision 2030 Delivery Board, and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
As an elaborate leader, the late was a very reliable person who succeeded in putting together very effective ideas to address the business promotion of many Kenya’s industries.
Follow at Stateupdate.co.ke for more News Update