Arthur Kinyanjui Kimani [Photo: Citizen TV]
March, 11th 2021 – Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri’s last born son, Arthur Kinyanjui Kimani, is set to be buried today in Nakuru County.
Kinyanjui died on fourth of this month after a long illness and hospital admission for severe respiratory illness. He passed away while at Premier Hospital in Nyali, where he had been admitted for five months and on life support for three months.
According Mr. Kinyanjui’s family, “he was admitted with a severe case of Pneumonia resulting in him developing and being diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). A condition where the lungs have experienced an injury.”
The family, through a medical appeal poster was seeking assistance to clear a hospital bill that had accrued to over Sh6 million.
Kinyanjui was a businessman with a construction company based at the Coastal region.
Deputy President William Ruto had sent a message of condolence to the family saying: “Arthur Kinyanjui Ngunjiri, a brilliant, promising and hardworking young man, who thrived in business and farming. We pray to God that the Ngunjiri family, friends, and the people of Bahati Constituency find strength and comfort during this difficult time. Rest In Peace.”
The deceased was a well-known Safari Rally enthusiast, having competed in the races using his Subaru Impreza WRX. He drove car number 47 and was popularly known as ‘AK 47’ with the AK referring to the initials of his name. Kinyanjui studied at Abdul Sidi Rally Academy (ASRA).
His father was deeply shocked by his son’s death. He said, “I am really sad to have lost a great son who was very hardworking and loving. He suffered from diabetes which made his health condition worse. It is a big tragedy for the entire family. We are now sadly making plans for his funeral.”
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Political and religious leaders among them Deputy President William Ruto are expected to attend the burial service.