Bungoma County deputy Governor Prof.Charles Ngome is the mourning.
Plans were under way to bury her mother in law who also passed on last week.
Ngome has lost his wife Hellen Nangekhe who died in their Khaoya village home in the outskirts of Bungoma town on Saturday morning.
Before her demise Nangekhe was a former senior manager at Nzoia Sugar Company.
She was also an educationist who owned the biggest academy Bukembe market.
She was also a politician who vied for the Bungoma county women’s reps seat on Labour Party but was trounced by Madam Catherine Wambilianga of Ford Kenya.
According to a family source the deceased succumbed to unknown disease at her home on Saturday morning.
She succumbed while plans were under way to also bury her mother who died last week.
Many leaders in the county have send their condolences to the family.
They included Governor Wycliffe Wangamati who wrote;BREAKING BAD NEWS…Deputy Governor Prof Charles Kibanani Ngome’s wife Hellen passes on.
Only a week after her dear Mum, who is Deputy Governor’s mother inlaw, passed on and is yet to be burried.
May their souls rest in eternal peace!Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka said;Hellen Nangekhe was a firm, selfless, courageous and renowned independent-minded grassroots leader who sacrificed for the well-being of her family and community.
An established educationist and founder of Gateway School- Bukembe, Mama Hellen had no qualms going against the grain, if that is all it took for her to make a point.
Pole my brother Prof Charles Kibanini Ngome, the Bungoma Deputy Governor for losing your wife and family matriach.Rest In Peace.
Bungoma county woman Rep Catherine Wambilianga said;It’s with profound saddness that I have learnt the sudden demise of the late Hellen Nangekhe,dear wife to Bungoma County Deputy Governor Prof. Charles Ngome.
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends at large.#RestInPeaceHellen.
Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa wrote;I wish to convey my heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Governor, H.E Prof Ngome Kibanani following the demise of his wife Hellen Nangekhe.