Hon. John Oyioka, the Bonchari Constituency Member of Parliament has died after a long illness.
The second term Member of the National Assembly died Monday evening while undergoing treatment at Agha Khan Hospital in Kisumu, reports indicate.
He was sponsored to the Parliament during the 2017 general election by the Kenya African National Union and a Coalition Member of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi mourned Oyioka as an active member of the Departmental Committee on Education, Research, and Technology.
In his message of comfort and encouragement to the legislator’s family, President Kenyatta described the MP as a determined leader who always sought and worked for the improvement of his constituents through education.
“It is a pity that death has robbed us of a determined and a progressive grassroots leader who used his long experience as a teacher and administrator to develop his constituents through education,” President Kenyatta said.
Oyioka’s demise came barely just hours after parliament was dealt a blow following the death of Garissa senator Yusuf Haji, who until his death was the chairperson of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Taskforce.
Curtains fell on Haji on the morning of Monday, February 15, at The Aga Khan Hospital where he has been receiving treatment. The 80-year-old lawmaker and veteran administrator was later on Monday afternoon, February 15, laid to rest at the Lang’ata Muslim Cemetery.
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