The Kenya Kwanza fraternity is mourning Tujibebe Party candidate Stanley Muthengi who passed away in a road accident along Thika Road just hours after he had received clearance from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The politician was cleared to vie for the Member of County Assembly Kyome-Thaana ward, Kitui County, on Sunday, June 5. The accident happened on the same night he was cleared by the IEBC.
Speaking to the media,a source from Tujibebe Party intimated that Muthengi had informed them of his clearance via text on their WhatsApp group before his demise.
The source also revealed that the candidate was set to begin his campaign trail in a bid to champion his party and the Kenya Kwanza coalition in general.
Close friends and colleagues remembered Muthengi for his bold stance on issues affecting the youth.
In a statement, Tujibebe leader William Kabogo mourned Muthengi’s loss, noting that the party had lost a promising candidate who had a bright future.
“My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Stano Muthengi. As a party, we have not only lost a candidate but a friend too. Muthengi was a youth leader who had a promising future,” he stated.
The fiery politician had been advocating for the youth to take up more positions in government. In a past interview at Nation FM, he advised the youth to be wary and take caution not to be used by seasoned politicians as ploys for their narratives.