Edith Malombe, wife to first governor Julius Malombe(source. facebook)
According to her family she passed on after a brief illness.
The family has requested for prayers during this hard time.
Several Kitui leaders have sent messages of condolences to the family of Malombe.
Kitui governor Charity Ngilu mourned Edith through a long Facebook post.
"On behalf of Kitui government and the people of Kitui as well as my own behalf, I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to Julius Malombe and family," she wrote.
Kitui central member of parliament Makali Mulu also mourned the former county first lady.
"May God comfort the family, Edith was a strong pillar during Malombe's reign. Let's continue of standing with the family at such a trying time and may God continue preserving them," he said.
This comes just days after 33 people lost their lives after a bus they were travelling in plunged into river Enziu in Mwingi.
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