Colorectal cancer: Kibra MP Ken Okoth dies at a Nairobi Hospital

Colorectal cancer: Kibra MP Ken Okoth dies at a Nairobi Hospital

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Hot on the heels of National Cancer Institute of Kenya report to Parliament which shows that 33,000 people die of cancer every year,  Kibra MP Kenneth Okoth passes on  in ICU, aged 41.

Most cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage making it difficult to manage as in the case of Okoth.

This comes barely two weeks after he made his first public appearance after spending several months of treatment in France.

He flew back to Kenya days after former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore succumbed to Leukemia and his remains interred.

When Bob Collymore died he sent a message saying, ” He(Bob) steered Safaricom from a mobile company to an accelerator for African solutions for African problems.”

Okoth during Kibra annual music festival

Accompanied by Senator Sakaja, Okoth went on to grace the Kibra annual Music festival that was held at the Moi Girls High school, Nairobi.

Okoth and Sakaja during Kibra Music festival

Last night he was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted in ICU with multiple organ failure and was put on life support.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that he refused to be on life support machine.

Earlier in March he indicated to Kenyans that he was managing stage four  colorectal cancer and was determined to survive this killer disease.

He has battled it bravely, going around with his activities in his constituency as a healthy person would do.

Rest in peace Kenneth Okoth.