Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir has termed the late Kibera Legislature Ken Okoth as selfless leader who always had his electorates at heart.
According to Nassir, Okoth would speak out his mind and contribute fearlessly in Parliament on matters revolving around development.
Okoth would always discuss and deliberate on development, education, the youth and constructive politics he said.
He termed the late Okoth as a true friend who was loyal to his ODM Party and other leaders as well as the community he served.
“I have lost a friend, a true colleague whom we shared our leadership plans and how best we could economically alleviate our people, but more so I have lost a dear brother,” said Mr. Nassir.
The Mvita lawmaker disclosed that Ken Okoth had great plans for his Kibera community and would always have ample time with them whenever he is not working in Parliament.
“He prioritised education and we would congratulate each other especially when we emerged top in CDF management in our constituencies in a countrywide survey,” recalled Nassir.
The MP sent condolences to the family for the loss, urging Kibera constituents to take courage as they mourn their truly dedicated, selfless leader.
[The late Kibera MP Ken Okoth. Photo/courtesy.]
Okoth succumbed to colorectal cancer on Friday afternoon at the Nairobi hospital Intensive care unit-ICU.
He was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after a drastic multi-organ failure according to the family.
The MP returned home few weeks ago after spending at least 5 months in France where he was undergoing specialised treatment and chemotherapy.
He was serving his second term as Kibera Member of Parliament.
He succumbed to colorectal cancer aged 41.