Former Member of Parliament for Gem constituency Washington Jakoyo Midiwo has died at 54.

Jakoyo died on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Nairobi Hospital following a cardiac arrest his family confirmed. 

He served as a Member of Parliament for Gem constituency for three terms and was first elected in 2002 then later from 2007 through to 2017.

His death has come only a few days after the death of his sister whose burial was set for Saturday. 

Jakoyo was Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s cousin and was an ardent supporter of the ODM party.

Leaders from across the political affiliations have mourned the late Jakoyo as a seasoned politician among them President Uhuru Kenyatta and his cousin Raila Odinga.

The following are some of the sentiments echoed by various Kenyans in mourning Jakoyo: