- Kalonzo Musyoka has sent a moving tribute after the death of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze
- The Wiper leader said Francis Nyenze was a great family friend
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has sent a moving tribute after the death of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze.
In the tribute, Kalonzo said that the legislator was a great family friend and that he has personally been ‘dealt with a big blow’.
Francis Nyenze died at the age of 60 on Wednesday 6 November while receiving treatment at the Nairobi hospital.
The Kitui West MP had an oxygen tank when he took oath in the National Assembly of Kenya.
Here’s is Kalonzo’s tribute to Francis Nyenze;
GERMANY 6TH DECEMBER 2017
It is with great shock and sadness that I have learnt of the demise of Hon. Francis Mwanzia Nyenze, the Member of Parliament for Kitui West.
In the departure of Hon. Nyenze, the Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya fraternity in particular, and Kenyans in general, have lost a great leader
As Leader of Minority in the 11th Parliament, Hon. Nyenze served the country with great commitment and dedication. His non-confrontational, gentlemanly mien was a great asset in helping to build bridges among political protagonists.
Additionally, Hon. Nyenze was an outspoken and candid politician who never shied away from articulating his political convictions. In Kitui West where he was immensely popular, he was nicknamed, "Shabiki" (Fan), a term coined from the early years of his political career when he used to mobilize his political supporters particularly the youth using "Shabiki" as his rallying call.
In the passing of Francis, I, too, have personally been dealt a big blow since he was also great family friend.
At this most trying time for Hon. Nyenze's family and relatives, friends, the Wiper fraternity and the entire nation, I offer my heartfelt condolences to all those who were in one way or another touched by his life.
May God the Almighty give them the fortitude to bear the pain of this great loss.