Former powerful Cabinet minister Nicholas Biwott is dead after a long illness, Personal Assistant William Chepkut confirms.
Mr Biwott died at the Nairobi Hospital at the age of 77, coming just days after Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery died after a heart failure.
Nicholas Biwott, a businessman, politician and philanthropist had worked alongside Kenya’s 3 Presidents and was also the former Keiyo South MP.
“Mzee has been ill for quite some time and he was abroad for over one month seeking treatment till Sunday when he was flown back,” a close friend of Biwott told The Star.
In August last year, Mr Biwott came out to deny rumours that were going round that he had passed on by castigating users of social media who had repeatedly posted condolence messages.
“I am fine and in good health,” said Biwott after he addressed journalists at an Eldoret’s exclusive members club.
Biwott served as a civil servant, Member of Parliament and government minister, during which time he held eight senior ministerial positions, worked alongside Kenya’s first three Presidents – Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki – and with many significant public figures in post-independence Kenya, including Bruce McKenzie besides Tom Mboya.
We will keep you updated on any new information and details about the former Minister’s death. Rest In Peace Kipyator Nicholas Kiprono arap Biwott.