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Breaking: Kenya mourns Waititu who succumbed to brain cancer

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the death of Member of the Parliament for Juja Constituency, Hon Francis Munyua Waititu who succumbed to brain cancer on Monday 22rd February, 2021.

In a condolences message sent to the to the family, relatives and residents of Juja constituency on Tuesday, President Kenyatta eulogised Waititu, famously known by his moniker, ‘Wakapee’, as a progressive, trusted and devoted leader.

The second term ruling party legislator, Hon Waititu succumbed to brain cancer Monday night at a Nairobi hospital after a long battle with the debilitating disease. “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,” the President said. He applauded the fallen legislator for his contribution and commitment to the fight against cancer in the country saying the MP continously raised public awareness on the disease.

“Throughout his fight with cancer, Hon Waititu led efforts to overcome the disease through awareness creation and support for initiatives aimed at lowering the cost of treatment in the country,” the President said. President Kenyatta prayed to God to give the family and residents of Juja constituency fortitude and strength during this difficult time of mourning.


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