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Emotions run high as friends and family mourn Ken Okoth’s death – Photos

Emotions ran high at the Lee Funeral home as family, friends and Kenyans in general tried to come to terms with the untimely death of Kibra MP Ken Okoth.

Okoth was rushed to Nairobi Hospital’s at 5pm on Thursday and moved to ICU at 8am on Friday after multiple organ failure.

He succumbed at 4.pm on Friday.

Kibra MP Ken Okoth dies in ICU due to massive organ failure

Two weeks ago, Okoth made his first official appearance to the public after being away in France for five months seeking treatment for colorectal cancer.

He had attended the Kibra Music Fest at Moi Girls School, Nairobi.

In March, Okoth told Kenyans that he was managing stage four colorectal cancer and will survive.

Okoth was 41 and was serving his second term.

A Thankful Heart: Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s message to KOT

He showed confidence that he will overcome ‘the monster’ in a Twitter reply to Benjie Wambui who had asked how he was doing.

“How are you Mheshimiwa? I am praying for you today,” Wambui had posted.

Okoth responded,

“Napambana na hali yangu (I’m managing my condition) and we shall overcome.Chemo drugs are brutal on the skin and immune system,” Okoth said.

Below are photos from the mortuary.

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