The late Ken Okoth left a huge mark not only in his constituency Kibra but the whole of Kenya. Kennedy Okoth who passed away aged 41 was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2018 and had been in and out of hospital severally for his treatments. He unfortunately went to be with the Lord on July 26th 2019 after putting up a brave fight.
Many only knew him as the MP who brought change to Kibra but who exactly was Ken Okoth?
He was born in Kibra
Ken was born in 1978 in Kibra, thirty years later he rose up to help develop and left a mark in the same place he was born. He was the fourth born from a family of six children and was raised up by a single mother.
He schooled at Olympic Primary and was called to Starehe Boys Centre. He later did his undergrad in USA at St. Lawrence University and later a masters from Georgetown University.
Ken was married to one wife of European origin and together they had children. In one of his interviews he claimed that his wife was his strongest pillar during his treatment days.
Despite having a masters Ken once worked as a security guard at two companies, Maendeleo ya Wanawake and at Goethe Cultural Institute. He also was a volunteer at Nation Media distributing newspapers and a receptionist at Masava hospital. All this he did before he went into politics and managed to clinch the title MP for Kibra under ODM.
The late Kenneth was diagnosed with stage four cancer after various misdiagnosis from bacterial infections to ulcers. Doctors only realised he had cancer way later when it had spread widely leaving him with a slim chance of survival. He underwent several chemotherapy treatments in France for the better part of end of 2018 to into 2019.
He sadly passed away on 26th July at 4 PM at the Nairobi Hospital after being put on life support.
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