Kenya’s Land Officer Collapses And Dies

Kenya’s National Land Commission (NLC) deputy director of investigations Antipas Nyanjwa is dead.

Nyanjwa death is a blow to the commission, which recently lost its deputy director of communication Jennifer Wambua who was murdered in Ngong, southwest of Nairobi.

The deceased collapsed in a Nairobi hotel on Monday, April 19, 2021, and was rushed to Nairobi’s Coptic hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

 A heart attack is the suspected cause of his death, but investigations have been launched to establish the truth.  The food he was eating has reportedly been taking for examination, and an autopsy has also been scheduled to discover what might have claimed his life.

The officer recently recovered from the Covid-19, and he had a history of heart-related complications.

He joined NLC in 2004 from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), where he served as the deputy head of document examination section of the forensic unit. He was also an instructor at DCI academy.

Nyanjwa, on July 2020, was transferred to Homa Bay County, southwest Kenya, but appealed the decision citing health-related issues, said the officials at NLC.

Early this month, he was directed by NLC secretary Kabale Tache to report to his new work station against his well but was yet to report.

“Further to your transfer to Homa Bay county vide letter dated July 20, 2020, and your appeal dated July 28 2020, I am writing to notify you that the matter was deliberated by the commission during its 81st sitting that was held on 25th and 29th March 2021. It was resolved that you ought to have reported to Homa Bay county as envisaged. Pursuant to this, I am writing to ask you to report to Homa Bay County with immediate effect,” read the letter written by Tache.

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