Kibra constituents are beside themselves after their member of parliament passed on.
Ken Okoth dies of Friday at 4 pm after a long battle with cancer.
When it was announced that Ken had breathed his last at Nairobi Hospital and his body taken to Lee Funeral Home, police were deployed to maintain order after some rowdy youths threatened to break the gate and view their body of their MP.
One Kibera resident wailed, “Jowi Jowi. Why have you gone now. Why God Why him. Where will we get Ken.”
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Another resident Abdulrahim Juma said, “Ken united all communities living in Kibera. He was not tribal and ensured all poor children in the constituency got bursaries for their education.”
Mac Okelo cried, “We are now orphans. Ken helped our children get bursaries and scholarships. Who shall we turn to? We orphans, oh God why Ken.”
Yesterday, the late Kibera MP Ken Okoth’s brother, Imran, said the legislator was rushed to Nairobi hospital at 5 pm on Thursday.
He was taken to the ICU at 8 am on Friday after multiple organ failure before he passed on at 4 pm.
Imran revealed that the family including Ken’s wife Monica Ambrossinni were in the room when the MP passed on.
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Ken’s vision for Kibra was for all to get an education.
“Build a school, close a jail.”, a quote by Victor Hugo was something that Kibra MP said often.
Ken knows what hustling is, in a past Instagram post he wrote, “My first job out of high school was selling and delivering newspapers and magazines.”
Many have given him a glowing tribute calling his a “servant leader” a man like no other.
His death leaves a big hole in his constituents hears. May he rest in peace.
Here are photos captured of Kibra Constituents mourning their leader.