Wakapee Could Not Speak or Move in His Last Days - Wife

  • Susan Munyua, the wife of the late Juja MP Francis Munyua speaking during the funeral service on Tuesday, March 2
    Susan Munyua, the wife of the late Juja MP Francis Munyua speaking during the funeral service on Tuesday, March 2
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  • The widow of the late Juja MP Francis Munyua known to many as Wakupee on Tuesday, March 2, divulged details of the legislature's final days before he took his final bow a week ago.

    Speaking to the mourners, Susan Munyua narrated that the MP could neither walk or talk in his last days. He, however, was always bubbly and even entertained guests who came to visit him by humming a song.

    "You always had the fighting spirit, calmly saying 'Mungu ni Mungu'. Even when your voice was gone, you could always make me and my sister to dance to your tune," Munyua stated.

    Juja MP Francis Munyua
    Juja MP Francis Munyua speaks to journalists during a past press briefing
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    She further narrated that the MP was one who loved to share whatever he had with the vulnerable in society.

    "I remember how I could pack his lunch on Mondays since he could spend the whole day at work and he would end up sharing it with members of his constituency.

    "For the last 32 years, he elevated our humble family to distinguished status. It was hard for me to see this cruel disease stop him from doing the things he loved," Munyua mourned.

    The lawmaker died on Monday, February 22,  while receiving treatment at the MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi.

    He had been battling brain cancer since 2017 when he was diagnosed.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was also part of those who attended the ceremony, indicated that Wakupee was always committed to serving his constituents.

    “It is because of the trust and love that the people of Juja had for Hon Waititu that they entrusted him with a second term in a very competitive election despite his illness,” the President stated.

    The Head of State assured Juja residents that their needs would still be catered to.

    "We have heard what has already been mentioned regarding title deeds, water shortage and I assure you that I will be back so that I can fulfill promises to Juja constituents," the Head of State vowed.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at UN Security Council Open Debate on February 23, 2021
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at UN Security Council Open Debate on February 23, 2021
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