Kabuchai Member of Parliament (MP) James Lusweti is dead.
Lusweti, who was receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital for an undisclosed illness, died on Friday morning (December 4, 2020).
The lawmaker’s demise has been confirmed to K24 Digital by Webuye West MP Daniel Wanyama.
“Lusweti’s death is a great loss to the people of Bungoma County. As lawmakers, we are now grieving two colleagues simultaneously. Just the other day we lost Matungu MP Justus Murunga,” said Wanyama.
“Even before we bury Murunga, another legislator has left us to be with the Lord. The late Lusweti, who died this morning, will be remembered as a man who spoke his mind and took clear stands. He always wanted the great Luhya nation to be united, and not just for the sake of it, but for a clear purpose,” added Wanyama.
The late Lusweti, a Ford-Kenya Party member, had been ailing for nearly one year, sources told K24 Digital.
Lusweti first joined the National Assembly as an MP after his victory in the March 4, 2013 general election.
Before being elected a legislator, Lusweti served as a Councillor for Chwele Ward between 2008 and 2013.