Ababu Namwamba's ex-wife Prisca Mwaro dies one day after her birthday

Ababu Namwamba and Prisca Mwaro had three children together. [File, Standard]

Prisca Mwaro, the former wife of Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ababu Namwamba, is dead.

Her body was found in her house in Nairobi on Wednesday, March 8. Family later moved the remains to the MP Shah Hospital morgue.

“We’re still seeking to establish what led to the death of our loved one, Prisca. We are yet to get answers for quite a number of questions,” said a close family member, who confirmed the news to The Standard, but requested to remain unidentified.

Cause of death

The cause of Mwaro’s death remains unclear, though people close to her said she had “gone through a lot in the last three years”.

“She might have given up the fight,” her close friend, who spoke to The Standard on condition of anonymity, said.

Mwaro and CS Ababu Namwamba were married between 2015 and 2018, and together they had three children.

She worked as an administrator at Kengen from 2010, and regularly posted and reshared Kengen content on her social media pages.

Mwaro had a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Human Resource) from the University of Nairobi, where she studied between 2013 and 2015.

She celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 before news about her death broke on Wednesday, March 8.

The deceased hails from Port Victoria in Bunyala West Ward, Busia County.