John Keige [Photo: Courtesy]

Prominent Nairobi businessman John Keige, who runs the popular Jiweke Tavern and Bourbon, has died of a heart attack.

Keige collapsed outside his Nyari Estate residence and was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Reports of his demise left many, especially colleagues in the hospitality industry and revellers, shocked, with rumours that he could have died of Covid-19 being dismissed by his doctor.

“Boss had just finished having lunch when he decided to go jogging. A few steps outside the gate, he collapsed,” said one of his workers.