A family spokesperson told the media on Friday that Okoth, who was battling Colorectal Cancer, died from multiple organ failure on Friday afternoon.
“He, specifically, said that he does not want to be on life support. So, one hour ago, they switched off the machine,” said the representative.
The legislator, 41, was on Thursday night rushed to Nairobi Hospital in critical condition.
Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer and colon cancer, is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine).
Sources told K24 Digital that the lawmaker, who was serving his second term, was admitted to the facility’s intensive care unit upon arrival.
Okoth’s hospitalisation came two weeks after he arrived in Kenya from France, where he was under medication.
The parliamentarian was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer five months ago.