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Veteran politician Charles Rubia passes on

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Veteran politician Charles Rubia has passed on at his Karen home in Nairobi.

While confirmed the news, his lawyer Senator Irungu Kangata said he died Monday at his Karen home at the age of 96.Also Read  Coast General Hospital newborn unit gets a facelift

Charles Wanyoike Rubia was the first African mayor of Nairobi and later joined Parliament, where he rose to the cabinet.

In 1990, together with Hon. Kenneth Matiba, Rubia led the calls for multi-party democracy and was subsequently detained by President Daniel arap Moi.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

He was born in 1923 in Murang’a County.Also Read  Congress calls for meaningful engagement of youth in BBI

Rubia attended Alliance High school, the Posts and Telecommunications Training School in Tanzania and even received a British Council grant to study the British system of local government in the United Kingdom in 1959.Also Read  Hamptons Hospital leads NHIF enrollment exercise in Kakamega

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