• Some of these politicians died through road accidents while some were murdered.

• Some of them include Baringo Deputy Governor Charles Kipng'ok and Nancy Wanjala Mwashumbe

 

Here lies politicians who died before they could taste power.
Here lies politicians who died before they could taste power.
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We take a look at politicians and aspiring politicians who died before they could' taste' power.

While some of these people had vied for different positions, some were first timers.

1. Charles Kipng'ok

Baringo Deputy Governor Charles Kipng'ok passed away on Wednesday  oj board of a Kenya Airways flight.

The flight was from Nairobi to Mombasa.

A statement released by Kenya Airways, details that the passenger developed breathing difficulties before being pronounced dead.

"Kenya Airways PLC (KQ) regrets to announce that a passenger developed breathing difficulties this evening while boarding KQ612 that was scheduled to depart for Mombasa at 1900hrs," the statement said in part. 

Charles was pronounced dead by the Medical personnel at JKIA before the plane took off.

Baringo Deputy Governor Charles Kipng'ok passed away on Wednesday oj board of a Kenya Airways flight.
Baringo Deputy Governor Charles Kipng'ok Baringo Deputy Governor Charles Kipng'ok passed away on Wednesday  oj board of a Kenya Airways flight.
Image: CHARLES KIPNG'OK

2. Nancy Wanjala Mwashumbe

The UDA party aspirant died in a road accident in April 2022.

Mwashumbe was representing Chaani Ward in Mombasa County.

The retired teacher perished in a tragic road crash on the night of Thursday, April 7 near Voi at Ngutunyi, along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway. 

She was on her way to her brother's funeral scheduled for Saturday, April 9.

She passed away in a road accident weeks before the August 9th general elections.
The Late Nancy Wanjala. She passed away in a road accident weeks before the August 9th general elections.
Image: Facebook

3. Wesley Kibet

UDA aspirant Wesley Kibet died in a road accident in Nairobi county's Kangemi area on April 7,2022.

Kibet was heading to a talk show at KASS FM Radio.

He passed away in a road accident months before the August 9th general elections.
The late wesley Kibet He passed away in a road accident months before the August 9th general elections.
Image: Facebook

4. Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen, popularly known as Sawachan, was found on the morning of Saturday, May 7, 2022 along the Eldoret-Malaba road.

He was later pronounced dead upon arrival at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret.

The police officer revealed that the deceased was found with serious head injuries and had a broken leg less than 24 hours after he was spotted while healthy on Friday, May 6.

He passed away barely a month after he was awarded the UDA ticket to contest for the position in Sambirir ward.

Popularly known as Sawachan, was found on the morning of Saturday, May 7, along the Eldoret-Malaba road.
Mark Bowen. Popularly known as Sawachan, was found on the morning of Saturday, May 7, along the Eldoret-Malaba road.
Image: Facebook.
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