Former minister and politician Joseph Kamotho passes on

Former powerful Kanu secretary general and political veteran Joseph Kamotho has died, his son has confirmed.

Reports say Kamotho died at a South African hospital after battling with kidney failure and high blood pressure for a long time.

The former Kanu strong man has been in and out of hospital a number of times. In 2013 he had planned to run for the Murang’a senate seat but lost Kembi Gitura and was admitted at Nairobi hospital.

Kamotho was in a semi-coma state for one month after collapsing in Muranga during a public rally.

A family source then said Kamotho’s health deteriorated after he lost in his bid for Murang’a county Senate seat.

He was a strong supporter of former President Daniel Arap Moi.


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