Kahawa Wendani Member of County Assembly (MCA), Cyrus Omondi alias Gear box, is dead.
According to Kiambu County Assembly Speaker, Stephen Ndichu Omondi died after suffering a heart attack.He was on a trip to India when he was found dead in his room.
Omondi was among MCAs in the Education Committee, who attended a workshop in India recently.
Cyrus Omondi was elected as Kahawa Wendani MCA in the August 8, 2017 general election after two previous failed attempts.
Omondi, who hails from Siaya County, ran for the MCA seat on an ODM ticket, a political outfit that proved too hard to sell in what was perceived as a Jubilee heartland due to the high population of members of the Kikuyu ethnic group.
“They often told me that I was a good leader, but the party that sponsored my candidature wasn’t popular in Kiambu County. That was why I shifted camps to Jubilee [ahead of the August 8, 2017 general election],” Omondi told NTV in an interview aired on April 26, 2017.
Omondi trounced his competitors in the Jubilee Party primaries held on April 21, 2017, and went ahead to emerge victorious in the general election nearly four months later.
“I am the first candidate of Luo descent to be elected as a leader in Kiambu County,” he said.
Omondi observed that his close interaction with the constituents of Kahawa Wendani endeared him to the electorate.
“I have been in charge of community policing in Kahawa Wendani, and that is why I decided to run for MCA seat in this ward. I joined politics to serve the interests of the young people,” he told NTV on April 26, 2017.
The ward rep revealed that he moved to Kahawa Wendani in 1994 after the death of his father.His mother, he said, sold fish to Kahawa Wendani residents for at least 20 years.
Voters who elected him in 2017, said they believed Omondi would solve their poor road network problems, unemployment among the youth, among other issues.
He was the former Scouts Commissioner in Kasarani Constituency.