The late ex- Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital on Saturday, June 12.
Sharing the late politician’s last moments on earth, his family said when he arrived at the health facility, the doctors noted that his blood pressure was low and admitted him to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Jakoyo’s brother, George Midiwo, revealed that the deceased was well and could even speak on Sunday, June 13, only to pass on the following day at around 4 pm.
George said that his late brother had previously been diagnosed with acute kidney failure, and doctors were trying to establish its cause.
Prior to his hospitalization, the former legislator is said to have had travelled from his Siaya home to Nairobi to celebrate his two children’s good performance in school.
“His daughter had graduated from a South African university and his son had scored an A (plain) in the last year KCSE exam,” George told a local publication.
In a span of two weeks, the Midiwo family has lost four members to death, including Jakoyo’s elder sister, Julia, who passed away on a Sunday, his grandmother, who died on June 2 and a maternal uncle.
“We lost uncle today but many don’t know we have also lost his elder sister Julia on Sunday. Double tragedy. A tragic loss. Gutted!” Jakoyo’s niece Winnie Odinga tweeted.
The politician’s death was announced by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party on June 14, who praised him as a gallant son of the soil.
“A founder member of the Change Movement and a three time Member of Parliament for Gem Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo. He was a defender of the party and never shied away from speaking the truth,” ODM wrote.
Before his death, the late MP is reported to have warned ODM party leader Raila Odinga against attending burials in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jakoyo’s death was announced shortly after Billionaire, and Businessman Chris Kirubi’s death was announced.