Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo is dead

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 18:49 | < 1 min read
Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo is dead. PHOTO: Courtesy.

Former Gem MP Washington Jakoyo Midiwo is dead.

According to a close relative who spoke to K24 Digital, Midiwo died on Monday evening aged 55.

He died at Nairobi Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest.

ODM's Director of Communications Philip Etale also confirmed his death.

"Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo has rested. Please pray for the family during this difficult moment," he wrote on Facebook.

Jakoyo, who is a cousin to the ODM leader Raila Odinga, was first elected into Parliament in 2002 on a NARC party ticket.

He served for three terms until 2017 when he lost to Elisha Ochieng who had defeated him in the ODM primaries.

ODM party in a statement eulogized him as an ardent party defender who always spoke his mind without fear.

"Sad day for our party. We have just lost a gallant son of the soil, a founder member of the Change Movement and a three-time Member of Parliament for Gem Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo. He was a defender of the party and never shied away from speaking the truth. To the family, we say POLE SANA," ODM tweeted.