Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze dies aged 60 in Nairobi

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

Nyenze, who was the Minority Leader in the 11th Parliament, died on Wednesday morning at The Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with Colon Cancer.

Edith explained she had been with her husband until 9.30pm on Tuesday night and they prayed, and when she was preparing to leave, Nyenze waved.

The widow said that Francis was the best gift God had ever given to her and he was a very loving husband a politician but faithful to the family and a staunch Christian.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, NASA mourned Nyenze's demise terming him as, "a dedicated and outspoken leader who always stood by what he believed was good for his constituents and his nation".

Nyenze who comfortably defended his parliamentary seat during the August 8 elections on a Wiper Democratic Movement Party is survived by Faith and three children - Erick (30), Ruth (26) and Grace (23).

Nyenze also served as a Cabinet Minister in retired President Daniel arap Moi's regime where he headed the dockets of Environment and Natural Resources in 1997 and Sports in 2001 respectively. "He was leaving us, I now can see", she said.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga had earlier said Nyenze steered the coalition MPs in the 11th Parliament in a hard and hostile environment when he was the Minority Leader in the National Assembly. We wish to convey heartfelt sympathies and honest condolences to the people of Kitui West and the country at large at this tragic moment.

Kisumu Town West MP Olago Aluoch who was among MPs to eulogised the former Minority Leader said Nyenze had always felt that the House had abdicated its role as the people's representative.

Wambua said the lawmaker, whom he described as a peacemaker, had been treated in many hospitals in and out of the country and had been progressing well. "When you are talking about maturity and sobriety in the politics of this country, Honourable Nyenze had his place and as a nation we are saddened to lose him at this time", Wamalwa said.

In the weeks to presidential nominations, the fallen Kitui West MP championed for Musyoka to be picked as the flag bearer of the National Super Alliance (NASA), even threatening that Wiper would quit the coalition should the tidings not favor their party leader.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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