Juja MP Francis Waititu has died at the MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi on Monday evening, February 22.
His wife, Mrs Munyua, confirmed the passing on of the Juja MP.
“It with deep sorrow that we announce the passing on of our loving Dad Hon. Francis Munyua Waititu (Member of Parliament Juja Constituency). May His soul Rest in Eternal Peace and may God grant him the Divine Grace to accept His will, ” his wife said.
The lawmaker had been battling brain cancer, a fight he opened up about in 2018 when he said that he was forced to seek treatment in India.
Waitutu then told journalists that he was forced to undergo a test by his mother after his older sister died of cancer.
A number of lawmakers on Monday night took to their Facebook accounts to mourn the death of the MP.
South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro said: “My colleague Wakapee- may you RIP. A gentle soul has rested.”
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. Rest in Peace my brother Wakapay pic.twitter.com/9KDfym6uZ4— NoReferendumBeforeElections (@HonMoses_Kuria) February 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family, friends of Hon. Francis Waititu "Wakapee" and the people of Juja Constituency, Kiambu County. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Hon. Wakapee was a distinguished personality and a true development oriented leader. RIP pic.twitter.com/LBI6VIdd7u— Millicent Omanga (@MillicentOmanga) February 22, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and people of Juja constituency following the death of Hon Francis Munyua Waititu aka Wakapee.— Wycliffe A. Oparanya (@GovWOparanya) February 22, 2021
May his soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/6siwuTXoDd
It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the passing of my colleague, Juja Member of Parliament Hon Francis Waititu 'Wakapee'. My thoughts tonight go out to his family and the people of Juja. Rest in Peace Mheshimiwa.— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) February 22, 2021
Hon. Francis Waititu aka Wakapee, I vividly remember the days we shared the platform and exchanged ideas on the morning show at K24 tv. You were articulate and full of energy.— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) February 22, 2021
My deepest sympathies go out to the family of the late Juja MP Hon. Francis Munyua Waititu (Wakapee). May God give you the peace that you seek. My most sincere condolences. pic.twitter.com/nE2hirgUtI— Nick Salat (@kipro_hon) February 22, 2021