Kabuchai Member of Parliament (MP) James Lusweti has passed on.
The MP, who has been in and out of the hospital, passed on at the Nairobi Hospital on Friday morning, December 4.
Lusweti's death was confirmed by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula on his social media pages, who mourned him as a hardworking and loyal leader.Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula with Kabuchai MP James Lusweti Mukwe at his hospital bed in May 11, 2020.
"It's with profound shock and sorrow to learn of the passing on of Hon James Lusweti Mukwe, Kabuchai MP. He will be remembered as a hardworking and loyal member of Ford Kenya party who served his people with utmost honesty, commitment and accountability," reads the statement.
The cause of the illness was, however, not disclosed by the time of going to press.
The MP's body was taken to the Lee Funeral Home.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has since mourned the departed legislator as a as a reserved but adept grassroots politician whose community projects had helped uplift many families in Kabuchai and the greater Bungoma County from abject poverty.
“It is unfortunate we have lost a very affective leader, an accomplished grassroots mobiliser whose development conscious politics shall be dearly missed by the people of Kabuchai and the entire nation.
“I remember Hon Mukwe as a man of few words who let his transformative work speak for him,” the Head of State mourned.
In May this year, the lawmaker was airlifted to Nairobi after his condition deteriorated.
Three weeks later, he told Kenyans.co.ke that he had a severe case of gout with the swelling starting from his toe to his knee.
He added that he had seen a specialist from the hospital and was responding to treatment.
His death came just weeks after Matungu Member of Parliament Justus Murunga Makokha passed on.
The Amani National Congress (ANC) lawmaker passed away while being administered first aid at the St. Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias, Kakamega County.The late Matungu MP Justus Murunga.File
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