Juja MP Francis Waititu is dead.
The MP died on Monday evening while receiving treatment at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi.
“It with deep sorrow that we announce the Passing on of our Loving Dad Francis Waititu. May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace and may God grant him the divine grace,” part of the statement from the family read.
Leaders and Kenyans took to social media to pass their condolence messages.
"Hon Francis Munyua Waititu ‘Wakapay’ was a very dear and close friend. When I vied for the Gatundu South seat in the 2014 by-elections Wakapay was the only sitting MP to defy all odds to come out and openly campaign for me. Over the 7 years that we served together Juja and Gatundu South were sister constituencies. On the request of Wakapay i agreed that we extend the Gatundu-Mukinye- Juja road to Juja Farm. Rest in Peace my brother Wakapay," Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria posted on Facebook.
"My sincere heartfelt condolences to the family of my late friend and also my home MP Hon. Munyua “wakapee “ was to see him this afternoon and I felt a bye bye coming from him. I treasure the fond memories of over 30 yrs of our friendship. Fare thee well my friend," former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo tweeted.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Hon Francis Waititu. Wakapee as we called him was a friend of all and spoke most Kenyan languages fluently. He was bold about his illness and fought bravely to the end. May he Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/Ihr4blMI6B— Hon Gladys Wanga, CBS (@gladyswanga) February 23, 2021
1. My dear friend Hon Francis Munyua Waititu Rest In Peace. A truly humble man from Mwana Mukia in Gïthurai who rose to become a supervisor in Kenya Canners now Delmonte in Thika and later MP Juja twice. Fare thee well son and champion of the poor and downtrodden.￼ pic.twitter.com/Xp77GWxt0r— Isaac Mwaura CBS MP (@MwauraIsaac1) February 22, 2021