Juja Member of Parliament Francis Munyua Waititu is dead.
Confirming the lawmaker’s death, his family disclosed that he died this evening, Monday, February 22 at MP Shah Hospital, Nairobi.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing on of our loving dad Hon. Francis Munyua Waititu. May his soul rest in eternal peace and may God grant him the divine grace to accept his will,” said the family.
Reports indicate that the second term MP was battling brain cancer.
President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and residents of Juja constituency following the death of their MP.
In his message of comfort, President Kenyatta eulogised Waititu, famously known as ‘Wakapee’, as a progressive, trusted and devoted leader.
“We’ve sadly lost a very progressive, trusted and committed leader whose public actions always reflected the interests of his constituents.
“It is because of the trust and love that the people of Juja had for Hon Waititu that they entrusted him with a second term in a very competitive election despite his illness,” the President said.
He further applauded the fallen legislator for his contribution and commitment to the fight against cancer in the country.
“Throughout his fight with cancer, Hon Waititu led efforts to overcome the disease through awareness creation and support for initiatives aimed at lowering the cost of treatment in the country,” the President added.
Deputy President William Ruto also mourned the departed MP describing him as principled, hardworking and leader, further adding that he was selfless, bold and gifted.
“Francis Munyua Waititu alias “Wakapee” was a principled, hardworking and respected leader who was above party politics. He was selfless, bold and gifted with an affable personality
“We will miss his enterprising servant leadership that transformed many lives. Our condolences to the Waititu family, their loved ones, our Parliament and the people of Juja Constituency in this time of grief. Rest In Peace,” wrote the DP.
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