President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and residents of Juja Constituency following the death of their Member of Parliament Francis Munyua Waititu.
The second-term Jubilee MP died on Monday night, February 22, at a Nairobi hospital after a long battle with brain cancer.
In his message of comfort, President Kenyatta eulogised MP Waititu, famously known by his moniker, ‘Wakapee’, as a progressive, trusted and devoted leader.
“We’ve sadly lost a very progressive, trusted and committed leader whose public actions always reflected the interests of his constituents.
“It is because of the trust and love that the people of Juja had for Hon Waititu that they entrusted him with a second term in a very competitive election despite his illness,” President Kenyatta said.
The Head of State applauded the fallen legislator for his contribution and commitment to the fight against cancer in the country, saying the MP continuously raised public awareness on the disease.
“Throughout his fight with cancer, Waititu led efforts to overcome the disease through awareness creation and support for initiatives aimed at lowering the cost of treatment in the country,” Mr. Kenyatta said.