Machakos Chief officer Youth and Sports collapses, rushed to hospital

A past photo of Machakos Chief officer youth and sports Henry Kioko. Kioko collapsed and has been rushed to a Machakos Hospital. (Photo - Mauvoo)

Machakos County Chief Officer Youth and Sports Henry Carlos Kioko has been hospitalized after he collapsed while attending a County Executive meeting that was being chaired by Machakos County Deputy Governor Eng. Francis Maliti at the Machakos People’s park Friday.

According to a source, the Chief officer arrived in the Hospital unconscious but doctors have since managed to stabilise him. The full details surrounding his medical treatment is not yet known.

Henry Kioko came to the limelight when he championed the Million Trees Million Dreams Tree planting Campaign that saw a million trees planted across the entire County of Machakos.

During the 2017 General elections he was among the aspirants that fought hard to take over from Former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama on a Maendeleo Chap Chap ticket.

The Vocal chief officer is tasked with overseeing Governor Mutua’s ambitious plan to build 9 new stadiums by December 2019 for Machakos County to be able to host international sporting events going forward.

While speaking on July 16th 2019 in a meeting that brought together Chief officers for sports from the entire country at Kericho, Henry challenged his colleagues to involve the people living with disabilities in sports programs and KICOSCA.

He also offered the National Executive Kenyatta Stadium as their selection venue for it’s regional games selection after the August games.

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