The Kenya Power has lost its Kiambu operations and maintenance field supervisor Peter Njenga Kiarie to coronavirus-related complications.
Mr Njenga succumbed to the virus while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital Monday.
His death was received by many Kikuyu vernacular radio listeners with shock after social media reports mistook his identity with that of Mr Peter Waweru Njenga, the general manager of regional coordination at the same company.
Mr Waweru Njenga is commonly known as "Njenga wa Kenya Power" because of his prompt response to customers seeking help with electricity issues.
Kenya Power Chief Communications Officer Kelvin Sang condoled with the family of the victim and clarified that the company's popular employee is still alive and in good health.
"People are mistaking Mr Njenga who we regrettably lost with one of our operations and maintenance team members," Mr Sang told the Nation.
Mr Waweru Njenga said he has been receiving numerous calls from Kenyans seeking to find out if he is alive.
"It's good to clarify because people might think that I am the one who died but I am alive and well," he told the Nation.