Juja MP Francis Munyua Waititu, who is popularly known as Wakapee, has died.
The lawmaker died on Monday evening, 22nd February, at the MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi. Wakapee has been battling brain cancer since 2018.
He was first elected Juja MP in 2013 and successfully defended his seat in 2017.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi was among the leaders who sent their condolence messages to Wakapee’s family.
Muturi said the country had 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.
“It is, indeed, saddening that we have lost him, just a few days after we lost two other lawmakers. May the Almighty Lord grant his family fortitude and comfort them during this time of grief and beyond. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said Muturi.
Other leaders who also sent their condolence messages include former Juja MP and Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, and Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris.
His death comes barely a week after Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioka passed away.
Oyioka succumbed to a stroke at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.
The late MP will be buried on Friday, 26th February, at his rural home in Bonchari, Kisii County. He leaves behind a widow, Teresia Bitutu, and five children.