Bonchari Member of Parliament (MP) John Oroo Oyioka has died at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu County after a long illness.
The family has confirmed.
The legislator's death comes hours after the burials of former cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae and Garissa Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji.
Oroo was elected to Parliament in 2017 through the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Condolence messages have started pouring in from leaders:
"My heart goes out to the family of my colleague Hon John Oyioka and to the people of Bonchari Constituency. I pray God grants you comfort tonight," Women Rep Esther Passaris tweeted.
I am very sad to learn of the passing on of our beloved colleague Hon Oroo Oyioka MP Bonchari. We shall dearly miss his often witty and wise remarks. Hon Oyioka was an eloquent lawmaker. My God give his family fortitude during this time pic.twitter.com/VwcyvrGWyS— Hon Sen Janet Ong'era CBS,MP (@SenJanetOngera) February 15, 2021
I am saddened by the death of Bonchari MP Hon John Oroo Oyioka.— Wycliffe A. Oparanya (@GovWOparanya) February 15, 2021
I pray to God to grant immeasurable comfort, peace & strength to his family & friends to bear the loss.
My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & people of Bonchari whom he represented.