Meru in mourning as influential MCA, Maendeleo Chap Chap chairperson dies
Kiagu Ward Member of County Assembly in Meru County Eunice Karegi is dead, leaders from the region have confirmed.
Ms Karegi has been battling cancer for years now.
Before she was elected MCA, Karegi was the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) chair in Imenti Central.
In his tribute to the Ward Representative, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi eulogized termed the death a big hit to Meru.
“Hon Karegi was a dedicated, passionate and hardworking leader who always thought about the interests of the people she served,” he said.
“On my behalf, my family and the people of Meru, I do convey our sincere condolences to the family, friends and the people of Kiagu Ward,” he added.
Former Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti who worked with the deceased at CDF said that Kiruga locals had lost a great leader.
He said that Karegi was a very hardworking servant. “During her period as CDF chair, there was a lot of progress in development across Central Imenti which made her to be elected as Kiagu MCA in 2017 general elections,” he said.
“She was a friend, a colleague and close ally whom we consulted each other every now and then,” he added.
She died while serving as the Maendeleo Chap Chap chairperson in Meru County.