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Kenyan politicians mourn Juja MP, Francis Munyua Waititu

Kenyan politicians have come out in numbers to mourn the late Juja MP, Francis Munyua Waititu, who died on Monday at MP Shah Hospital.

Francis Waititu succumbed to brain cancer yesterday evening while receiving treatment at the MP Shah Hospital. He had been battling the illness since 2018, at some point seeking treatment in India. However, he had received treatment and had been making a steady recovery.

Following his illness, Munyua made a commitment to building a cancer treatment centre in Kiambu County, having also lost his sister to the disease.

Kenyatta, Ruto mourn Waititu

In his message of comfort to the Munyua’s family, President Kenyatta termed him as a progressive and devoted leader.

Deputy President, William Ruto, termed the Late Waititu as a ‘principled, hardworking and respected leader.

“He was selfless, bold and gifted with an affable personality,” Ruto said, sending his condolences to the family and the residents of Juja.

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga also sent out her condolences, terming Waititu as a man with a ‘distinguished personality and a true development-oriented leader.’

Progressive lawmaker

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi also mourned the Juja MP with a more detailed account of the MPs impact on legislation.

“In Hon. Waititu, we have lost a progressive lawmaker who was consistent in introducing pieces of legislation geared towards the improvement of the agricultural sector and ease of doing business in Kenya,” Muturi said, sending out his condolences to his family.

Meanwhile, former Nominated Senator, Isaac Mwaura, mourned Munyua Waititu as a ‘champion of the poor and downtrodden.’

“You became number 9 in Constituency Development Fund Management in 2017 and the best in Central Kenya despite the vastness of your constituency,” Mwaura went on, “Cancer had finally taken a toll on you. We shall surely miss you…RIP.”

Munyua is among a growing list of high-profile Kenyans who are dying. Recently, the country lost Hosea Mundui Kiplagat, a veteran in politics.

Before that, Kenya had lost Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji, and former political heavyweight Simeone Nyachae, both buried on February 15.

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