Members of Parliament on Tuesday mourned their colleague former Matungu Legislator Justus Murunga who died due to lack of oxygen at the medical facilities he visited.

Following Murunga’s death, the legislators urged the Parliamentary leadership to relook their medical care provision and improve it accordingly.

Part of the new recommendations by MPs include; having a helicopter on standby to evacuate them to a well-equipped hospital in case of an emergency.


Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi opined that Parliament should work to ensure all legislators have access to a hotline number for a helicopter to evacuate them to a good hospital in case of an emergency.

“We were requesting — and I have managed to talk to the clerk of the National Assembly about this, that we be given a hotline number to helicopter services just in case,” Mr Wanyonyi said as quoted by Nation.

For MPs in Nairobi, he recommended that Parliament should for them to have well-equipped ambulances with the latest technology.

MPs Mourn Murunga

During the session, the legislators lauded the late Murunga for being a humble and dedicated leader.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) announced that it will oversee Murunga’s funeral and ensure he receives a befitting sendoff.