Editor's Review

Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi eulogized the former MP as a diligent person who served his constituents well. 

Former North Imenti Member of Parliament Silas Muriuki Ruteere has passed away at the age of 74.

Muriuki died on Wednesday, September 6 while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nairobi.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi has mourned the former MP as a diligent man who served the people of North Imenti well.

Linturi also said the death of Muriuki is a big loss to the nation, the people of North Imenti, his family and relatives.

"I’ve received with sadness the news of the demise of my former colleague in the National Assembly and former North Imenti MP, Hon Silas Muriuki, who passed on today. The passing on of Hon. Muriuki is a big loss not only to his family, relatives, and close friends but also to the people of North Imenti and the nation, which he served diligently.

“May god give the family strength and fortitude at this moment of mourning may his soul rest in eternal peace,” Linturi stated.

File image of Silas Muriuki. 

Meru Senator Kathuri Murungi has also eulogized Muriuki as a great leader who had a great mind.

“We have lost a great mind and a great leader! Hon. Silas Muriuki Ruteere, your achievements will not be forgotten. May your soul Rest In Peace,” he stated.

Muriuki represented North Imenti from 2007 to 2013 under the Mazingira Green Party of Kenya. He lost the seat during the  2013 general election to Abdul Rahim Dawood who is the North Imenti MP up to date

Prior to becoming a member of parliament Muriuki worked as a teacher and was the head teacher of a school for the deaf.