Ken Okoth is a darling to many more so his Kibera occupants who have elected him twice to represent them in matters politics and legislation.
But his journey has not been an easy one given that along the way he was ‘killed’ by social media users something he came out to refute.
Speaking after his diagnosis Ken OKoth confessed that his cancer could not be cured as it was caught at stage four.
“I will be using chemotherapy tablets that I can take every morning. Because my disease was discovered at a very advanced stage. it cannot be cured. It can only be managed,” he says.
Sad and lonely journey of Kibra MP, Ken Okoth
Okoth had abdominal pain and weight loss. For over a year, he was treated for ulcers and bacterial infection. He was also put on drugs to manage stress.
“God cannot give you a test that you can’t pass.
This I have learnt over the last two years of being sick and adjusting to a “new normal” in my personal and public life,” Okoth said on his facebook wall.
Sleep well mheshimiwa: Kibra MP Ken Okoth dies in ICU
Ken Okoth’s brother, Imran, says the legislator was rushed to Nairobi hospital at 5 pm yesterday. He was taken to the ICU at 8 am before pass on at 4 pm.
Imran added that the family including Ken’s wife Monica Ambrossinni were in the room when the MP passed on.