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Juja MP Francis Waititu Wakapee succumbs to brain cancer



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Juja Member of Parliament Francis Munyua Waititu commonly referred to as ‘Wakapee’ is dead.

His family has confirmed that the legislator who was serving his second term succumbed to brain cancer on Monday evening.

“It’s with deep sorrow that we announce the passing on of our loving Dad, Hon. Francis Munyua Waititu, MP Juja. May his soul rest in eternal peace and may God grant us the divine grace to accept his will,” The late MP’s wife, Mrs Munyua Waititu said.

Wakapee was first elected Member of Parliament in 2013 and successfully defended his seat in 2017.

He has however been battling brain cancer since 2018 although in 2018 he had announced that he had received treatment and recovered fully.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and residents of Juja constituency following the death of their Member of Parliament Francis Munyua Waititu.

The late Juja Member of Parliament Francis Munyua Waititu

In his message of comfort, President Kenyatta eulogised Hon Francis Waititu, famously known by his moniker, ‘Wakapee’, as a progressive, trusted and devoted leader.

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“We’ve sadly lost a very progressive, trusted and committed leader whose public actions always reflected the interests of his constituents.

“It is because of the trust and love that the people of Juja had for Hon Waititu that they entrusted him with a second term in a very competitive election despite his illness,” the President said.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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