Karanja Kabage Biography
Karanja Kabage was a Kenyan Corporate titan and Lawyer born on 9th September 1949 at Elburgon Molo sub-county.
Karanja Kabage Age
Karanja Kabage passed on at the age of 70.
Karanja Kabage Education
♦ Bachelors of Laws degree from The University of Nairobi.
♦ Masters of Laws – UoN
♦ Masters of Business Administration(USIU)
♦ Currently was undertaking a Ph.D. degree in environmental policy.
Karanja Kabage Career
He was the Chairperson Pacific Insurance Brokers company and Board member in the following cooperate institutions; Africa Reinsurance company, Kenya Private Sector Alliance Previously served in the following boards after being appointed by the president(s).
He was a board member in; National social security Fund, Labour Advisory Board, Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Procurement and Proposal Board, Communications Authority of Kenya, East African Business Council.
Karanja Kabage Death
Kabage succumbed to injuries he sustained in a tragic road accident while driving in Karen, Nairobi on Friday, July 5, night. Kabage was one of the attendees at Bob Collymore’s memorial on Thursday.
Karanja Kabage in Politics
Nakuru politician Karanja Kabage in a past scene defended his decision to contest the Njoro parliamentary seat weeks after losing in the senatorial race.
During a news interview on NTV, the prominent businessman dismissed assertions that he was power hungry after declaring his interest in the Njoro parliamentary seat.
“I have a very strong passion for public service and that explains why I opted for the parliamentary seat,”he said.
Karanja Kabage Defeat
Kabage was trounced by Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Susan Kihika with over 150,000 votes in the senatorial race. He has since disputed the results insisting that the polls were flawed.
Karanja Kabage News
Karanja Kabage died out of cardiac arrest, autopsy says
Lawyer and businessman Karanja Kabage died of cardiac arrest, a postmortem has shown.
The autopsy was conducted in the presence of police and family representatives at the Lee Funeral Home on Saturday.
Kabage died on Friday along Southern by-pass near Kibera, Nairobi as he drove towards Karen direction at about 10pm.
Witnesses told police that Kabage’s vehicle veered off the road. Although his vehicle was slightly damaged, Kabage was still conscious.
According to the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, Kabage asked a taxi driver who stopped at the scene to take him to the Nairobi hospital, where he arrived unconscious.
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Efforts by doctors to resuscitate him proved futile as he was later pronounced dead.
Yesterday, a family spokesman said they were satisfied with the results of the autopsy. Senior Police officers later said the issue was now “almost settled” following the results of the autopsy.
Kabage will be buried on Friday at his Mangu Rongai home in Nakuru County.
Police had earlier announced he suffered a heart attack after collecting samples of vomit from his car at the scene.
Kabage is said to have spent a large part of Friday at the first annual Mount Kenya High Level Uongozi Forum at Safari Park where he was a panelist.
Kabage was also among leaders who attended Bob Collymore’s memorial service at All Saints Cathedral on Thursday.
Before his death, Karanja served in various capacities in the business sector.
He was a board member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, National Social Security Fund, Labour Advisory Board and Energy Regulatory Authority Commission among others.
He also served as a director at African Reinsurance Corporation and First Reinsurance Brokers Limited.
In 2017, he joined the race for the Nakuru Senate seat.
Source: The Standard
Prominent lawyer Karanja Kabage is Dead
President Uhuru Kenyatta has led Kenyans in mourning lawyer and prominent businessman Karanja Kabage who died on Friday night after being involved in a road accident in Nairobi.
According to his close friends and family, the lawyer was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nairobi Hospital.
He was the one driving when his car lost control on the Southern bypass, according to the police.
“Preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased was driving a black Land Cruiser VX along the Southern bypass from Ole Sereni direction towards Kikuyu general direction. According to eye witnesses, the vehicle veered off to the wrong side of the road, slowed down, appeared to be making a U-turn before slightly hitting the pavement,” the police said in a statement.
President Kenyatta, who is on an official trip in Tanzania, has said Kenya has lost a resourceful person especially in the insurance sector.
Mr Kabage is a prominent insurance expert who has served as a director at African Reinsurance Corporation and First Reinsurance Brokers Limited.
“It is painful to lose a great friend at a time like this. I pray that God will give the family, friends and relatives comfort and fortitude at this trying moment,” said Mr Kenyatta.
“Indeed Karanja Kabage was a resourceful. Kenya has lost a resourceful person who was always willing and ready to offer legal aid to those who sought his help,” said the President.
Mr Kabage who was a regular panellist on NTV’s AM Live show was 70.
He vied for and lost the Nakuru senatorial seat in the 2017 General Election.
Karanja Kabage – A community Champion
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Saturday led other leaders from the region in mourning the businessman.
Governor Kinyanjui described the late Kabage as a man with a big heart for charity who used his position to champion for the vulnerable members of the community.
“It is with profound shock and sadness that we have learnt of the demise of Lawyer Karanja Kabage. He was a respected lawyer, businessman and politician who took great interest in national affairs. My condolences to family and friends. May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace,” stated Mr Kinyanjui in a statement to newsrooms.
Njoro MP Charity Kathambi, who was his opponent in the 2017 General Elections described him as an astute businessman, hardworking, an exceptional leader and a man of great abilities.
Kuresoi South MP Joseph Tonui described Mr Kabage as a man who loved his nation and dedicated most of his life to serving the great nation.
“The cruel hand of death has robbed Nakuru and Kenya one of its illustrious sons,” he said, adding that he was praying to God to give Mr Kabage’s family the necessary fortitude to bear the loss.
Karanja Kabage: Politics
Lawyer Kabage was a front runner in the 2017 Nakuru senatorial seat.
He vied for the senatorial seat but lost the Jubilee Party ticket to current Senator Susan Kihika, who led with a wide margin, garnering 273,274 votes against his 51,821 votes.
After losing the Jubilee Party ticket in the nominations, he withdrew his senatorial candidacy and vied for the Njoro parliamentary seat which he again lost to Charity Kathambi.
In 2013, he also unsuccessfully vied for the Njoro parliamentary seat. He was defeated by former MP Joseph Kiuna.
He later challenged Mr Kiuna’s win but the petition was thrown out.
He was born on September 9, 1949 at Elburgon, Molo Sub-County, Nakuru.
Karanja Kabage Education
He holds a Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, a Masters of Laws from the same university and an MBA from USIU-Africa.
He was pursuing a PhD in environmental policy.
He was the chairperson of Pacific Insurance Brokers company and a board member in Africa Reinsurance company and Kenya Private Sector Alliance.
Previously, he served in the National Social Security Fund Board, Labour Advisory Board, Energy Regulatory Commission Board, Public Procurement and Proposal Board, Communications Authority of Kenya and in the East African Business Council.
Adopted From The Daily Nation
DCI boss Kinoti ordered to probe Karanja Kabage’s death
The Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has ordered an investigation into the death of prominent businessman and lawyer Karanja Kabage.
“We ask for patience and cooperation as we work to establish the probable cause of death,” said a statement issued by the National Police Service on Saturday.
The police report said that Kabage was driving himself on the Southern bypass when “his vehicles veered to the wrong side of the road, slowed down and appeared to be making a U-turn before slightly hitting the pavement.”
After the accident, police said Kabage requested two people who stopped to assist him, to take him to the hospital.
“A taxi driver stopped and joined another Good Samaritan. The victim requested to be driven to Nairobi Hospital. The taxi driver took control of the Land Cruiser and drove the victim to Nairobi Hospital. They were accompanied to the hospital by the Good Samaritan who drove in a second vehicle,” the police report said.
Adopted From The Daily Nation