Former Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo is dead.

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Gakuo died at Mbagathi hospital Tuesday morning while receiving treatment. 

He was presently serving a 3-year jail term since may over the Sh283 million cemetery scandal.

Confirming the death, Prisons Commissioner Isaiah Osugo revealed that Gakuo had been unwell for several months. 

“John Gakuo passed on today morning while receiving treatment in Mbagathi Hospital,” he said. "He has been sick for a while.” 

Before the court unfoldings earlier this year, Gakuo had been predicted to be Governor Mike Sonko's possible replacement for Polycarp Igathe who resigned as Deputy Governor in January.