It’s a dark day for the people of Eldoret after their prominent MCA Peter Chomba collapsed and died as he was being treated at the Eldoret hospital.
Chomba was the MCA for Huruma ward which is the largest in Eldoret town and is well known for fighting for the rights of the business community in Eldoret especially hawkers.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi was among the first to arrive at the hospital and said the region had lost one of the most dedicated leaders.
“We are so saddened by this sudden and tragic loss of one of our leaders in this region and we join the family in mourning his passing.”
A family source said the MCA who was serving his third term had fallen in his bathroom two weeks ago and had been undergoing treatment for his injuries.”
This morning he felt unwell while at his house and was rushed to hospital where he died as he was being treated”, said a family member.
Sudi, Soy MP Caleb Kostany and Deputy Governor for Uasin Gishu Daniel Chemno immediately convened a prayer meeting at the Highlands Hotel to pray for the family of Chomba and the country.
Chomba was mourned by Deputy President William Ruto, his close ally.
He further stated,”Our gratitude and thoughts to his family and their loved ones, the people of Huruma Ward and the Uasin Gishu County Assembly during this grieving time. Rest In Peace Mheshimiwa.”