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Juja MP ‘Wakapee’ dies after a long battle with brain cancer

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By Wainaina Ndung'u | February 22nd 2021

Juja MP Francis Waititu popularly known as Wakapee is dead.

Waititu (pictured) died on Monday evening at MP Shah Hospital after a long battle with Brain cancer.

The family of the lawmaker issued a statement confirming the demise of the legislator at around 10 pm on Monday.

“It with deep sorrow that we announce the Passing on of our Loving Dad Francis Waititu. May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace and may God grant him the divine grace,” said the statement.

Fellow MPs took to social media to pass their condolences after news of his demise broke.

Waititu was a member of the Departmental Committee on Agriculture and Livestock in the National Assembly.

First elected on a The National Alliance (TNA) ticket in 2013, he was surprisingly re-elected on a Jubilee ticket in 2017 despite having spent many months undergoing medical care in India.

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Waititu previously worked for the Kenyatta family in their farming ventures around Ruiru town before venturing into politics.

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