Arguably one of the most firebrand politicians from Nyanza region, Jakoyo Midiwo has been in the political scene for over a decade. The ex-mp was first elected on a Narc ticket during the 2002 elections before losing his seat in 2017. During his stint as MP, Jakoyo never shied away from criticizing those he thought were against his party’s policy.
Midiwo’s death was confirmed by ODM’s communication director. According to sources, the former MP passed away on the evening of Monday 14th June, 2021. The legislator’s cause of death still remains unknown. Apparently, there is a worrying trend of Kenyan politicians losing their lives. Most of the MPs are succumbing to chronic ailments despite their ability to get treatment from the finest hospitals.
Time is nigh for legislators to reconsider the types of bills passed at the august house. Probably it is the same hospitals that will help with early diagnosis to avert premature deaths. All in all, may the firebrand politician rest in peace.