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Friday 31 October 2014


Kibiwott Munge hit the headlines after his election as Perkera-Lembus Ward representative at just 19 last year.
The young man attracted even the attention of Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto during a Jubilee campaign rally in Eldama Ravine when they invited him to address the crowd, a privilege that was denied other aspirants.
And now he’s in the news again for allegedly attempting to commit suicide following a disagreement with his girlfriend.
 The MCA who entered the political scene months after receiving his Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) results was discovered last week by a woman, lying unconscious outside his rented house at Police Line estate in Kabarnet.
 Munge, who is also the chairman of the Labour and Social Welfare Committee at the assembly, was rushed to the Kabarnet District Hospital on October 23 and later transferred to Evans Sunrise Hospital in Nakuru for specialised medical check-up.
Reports from both facilities reveal that Munge ingested a poisonous chemical used for controlling ticks. Baringo County Health Minister, Dr Gideon Toromo, confirmed that the young MCA was admitted and received treatment in hospital, but refused to divulge more information.
Until death do us apart.“We cannot discuss the cause of hospitalisation as these are not matters to be addressed in the media,” Toromo told the Press.
At Evans Sunrise Hospital where Munge was transferred last Friday, visitors were kept at bay with only close family members allowed access to his hospital room where he stayed for close to four days with a ‘no-visitors’ notice on the door of his private ward room.
  Colleagues at the County Assembly- who refused to be named-revealed that Munge had been going through a hard time after a break up.
A message on his Facebook wall read: “Jebichii, you know why I did this. I told you we are going to die together.” The post was immediately pulled down.
The said Jebichii, The Nairobian established, is said to be a first-year student at the University of Eldoret currently is courting someone else after dumping the MCA three months ago.
Vionah Jebichii, 20, admitted to have been in a relationship with the MCA.
 “It’s true I was in a long-distance relationship with Munge, but three months ago, I decided to end it through a phone call while I was in campus after I realised our relationship was going nowhere,” said Jebichii.
She says after soul searching and advise from relatives and friends, she opted to quit in order to concentrate on her studies.

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