Khalwale Family Mourns

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Former Kakamega Senator Loses wife to Cancer

Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale lost his first wife Adelaide Shikanga.

Ms. Shikanga collapsed and died at their Malinya home in Ikolomani sub-county on Saturday morning.

Speaking at Mukumu Mission Hospital mortuary where the body was moved, the politician said his wife collapsed as she went to the bathroom.

Her body has been taken to Mukumu Hospital morgue. She was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2003.

This year, Adelaide developed blood cancer but went through the treatment and was declared cancer free.

However, she died from pulmonary hypertension, which Khalwale said developed a week ago.

Before her death, Adelaide worked at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Kakamega.

Speaking to the media, Khalwale said he and Adelaide had been married for 39 years.

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Timothy Omondi