Prominent city lawyer Karanja Kabage dies
Prominent city lawyer and business mogul Karanja Kabage is dead.
Early reports indicate that Kabage might have suffered a heart attack while driving to his Karen home in Nairobi County.
According to a press statement by the National Police Service, eye witness say that his vehicle veered off the road, along the Southern Bypass, slowed down appeared to be making a u-turn before slightly hitting the pavement.
The statement further details that upon the intervention of a taxi driver and a Good Samaritan who stopped, Kabage asked to be taken to the Nairobi hospital, where he arrived unconscious.
Efforts by doctors to resuscitate him proved futile as he was later pronounced dead.
He is said to have spent his day on Friday at the first annual Mount Kenya High Level Uongozi Forum at Safari Park, where he was a panelist.
Kabage was also among leaders who attended Bob Collymore’s memorial service at All Saints Cathedral on Thursday.
Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta has led Kenyans in mourning Kabage.
The head of State who is on an official trip in Tanzania described the late Kabage as a resourceful person who was always willing and ready to offer legal aid to those who sought his help.
“It is painful to lose a great friend at a time like this. I pray that God will give the family, friends and relatives comfort and fortitude at this trying moment,” said President Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta further intimated that Karanja Kabage’s invaluable contribution to the growth of the insurance sector will always be an inspiration to many who serve in the sector and that he will continue to be remembered for generations to come for his great work.
Before his demise Karanja served in various capacities in the business sector.
He was a board member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Labour Advisory Board, Energy Regulatory Authority Commission among others.
Kabage also served as a director at African Reinsurance Corporation and First Reinsurance Brokers Limited.
In 2017, he vied for the Nakuru senatorial seat and after failing to get Jubilee ticket he vied for Njoro constituency seat but lost to Charity Kathambi.