His family confirmed that the ex-Migori Senator and former Assistant Minister passed away in Nigeria.
However, Machage’s twin brother Sospeter Machage who confirmed his demise did not divulge the cause of death.
He, nonetheless, stated that he passed on after having lunch and the family was distraught as he was of good health.
“It is a very sad moment that I have today lost my best friend and confidant,” he told the Standard.
He was first elected as a Member of Parliament to represent the Kuria Constituency in 2002 and served for three terms.
He also served as Migori County’s first Senator between 2013 and 2017.
The veteran politician also served the country as Cabinet Minister for the East African Community Affairs and Assistant Minister of Home Affairs in the office of the Vice President.
The deceased quit active politics in 2020 to concentrate on his new duties as a diplomat.
“I have retired from elective politics. I have served my people long enough and I think it is time to move on to other things,” said Machage.