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Ex-Nairobi County Secretary Robert Ayisi dies

Former Nairobi County Secretary and Head of County Public Service Board Dr. Robert Ayisi (pictured) has died of Covid-19, family members have confirmed.

Reports reaching Standard Digital desk indicate that Dr Ayisi died yesterday night at around 23:55pm. He was admitted to Mater Hospital in Nairobi where he was battling the virus that has so far claimed 1,051 lives in the country.

As of yesterday, Kenya had recorded 58,587 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Earlier this week, there were rumours that Ayisi has succumbed. However, the family disputed the news. As at Monday, Ayisi was still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Governor Sonko had to retract the condolence message he posted on social media and apologise. 

Netizens also joined in sending their condolence messages on social media until Sonko retracted the message.

Served in Kidero's administration 

Robert Ayisi was appointed as the County Secretary of the Nairobi County Government in January 2016 by Governor Evans Kidero.

The position was until then held in an acting capacity by Finance County Executive Committee Member Gregory Mwakanongo.

Ayisi oversaw the launch of an early voluntary retirement scheme for low-cadre employees in Nairobi County to streamline its bloated workforce.