Kitui West MP and KANU-era Cabinet Minister Francis Nyenze has died. The family of the legislator body has been moved to Lee Funeral Home.
Francis Nyenze died on Wednesday 6 November at the Nairobi hospital.
On August 31, Mr Nyenze carried an oxygen tank into the National Assembly for his swearing-in, he had been having breathing complications
He arrived at about 10am, with the tank strapped on the body and the tubes snaking up his back.
He looked frail and was limping but put on a brave face and greeted the battery of journalists at the entrance.
He said: “How are you are friends…mimi pia nimefika (I’ve also made it) for the swearing-in.”
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze during his swearing-in at Parliament Buildings on August 31, 20017. PHOTO | JOHN NGIRACHU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
He hugged and cheerfully greeted his colleagues inside and took the oath.
Mr Nyenze, Kanu-era Cabinet minister, successfully defended his Kitui West seat on a Wiper Democratic Movement party ticket in the August 8 General Election.
Born on June 2, 1957, Mr Nyenze was a close ally of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
However, he touched off a political firestorm in Ukambani when he and former Kitui Senator David Musila endorsed the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.