Kibra Member of National Assembly Ken Okoth died a few hour ago while receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nairobi Hospital.
After the news was confirmed, tributes from Kenyans began pouring in.
Okoth, a ODM Party MP, was serving his second term.
He was 41 years old.
Here are some that we sampled from Twitter:
ODM Party Leader
I'm deeply saddened by the passing of our MP Hon. @okothkenneth. Ken battled Cancer with unique bravery while serving his voters to the last minutes of his life. May God grant peace and strength to his family and may he Rest In Peace.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) July 26, 2019
ODM Party Secretary General
We have lost our brother, friend and Kibra MP Ken Okoth. A fine gentleman and legislator, Okoth was an exemplary human being and we will forever be grateful for the time we had with him. To his family, friends and Constituents poleni sana from all of us @TheODMparty pic.twitter.com/qbAvaTA0O4
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) July 26, 2019
President Uhuru Kenyatta
"It is with a heavy heart that I have this afternoon received the sad news of the death of Kibra MP Hon.Ken Okoth. Death has robbed us of an astute legislator. May God comfort his family, friends & indeed all Kenyans during this difficult period of mourning" ~ President Kenyatta.
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) July 26, 2019
Former Vice President
It is with deep sadness that I have learnt of the passing of Kibra M.P Hon Ken Okoth.He was a visionary leader and contributed so much to the people of Kibra and the country at large. My prayers to his family, friends, constituents and to the entire country. pic.twitter.com/RP9mXMXBB5
— Kalonzo Musyoka (@skmusyoka) July 26, 2019
Go welll Hon. Ken Okoth you battled Cancer with unique bravery while serving your voters to the last minutes of you life. May God grant peace and strength to your family and may you Rest In Peace. Till we meet again pic.twitter.com/aswuMVvTIq
— Elijahnyangoya (@Elijahnyangoya) July 26, 2019
My heart is paining. Ken Okoth (is) the best MP we will ever have! #RIPKenOkoth #SwalaNyeti pic.twitter.com/sLyxXczHrE
— Mac Otani 🇰🇪 (@MacOtani) July 26, 2019
We are mourning this great man, Hon. Ken Okoth, a true leader (very rare to find in our crooked political system), gone too soon to cancer at just 41, RIP Ken. pic.twitter.com/OYWeo5kizB
— Bonface Osano (@bonfaceosano) July 26, 2019
Fare thee well Ken Okoth. One of a very small number of members of parliament who was actually honorable.
— Wanjikũ Revolution™ (@WanjikuRevolt) July 26, 2019
A great politician and development minded leader. Rest in Power Hon. Ken Okoth. Gone too soon pic.twitter.com/aCKCzUitse
— Karomaindo✊ (@mcpipita) July 26, 2019
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