By Collins Matubwi
Matungu Member of Parliament Justus Murunga is dead. Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali has confirmed his death.
The first MP who was elected on Amani National Congress (ANC) died this evening while undergoing treatment at St Mary’s Hospital Mumias .
Sources close to the lawmaker indicate that the MP has been sick for the last two weeks and that he was receiving specialized treatment at at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.
After being discharged from Aga Khan hospital, he fell sick again and was rushed to the facility where he died a few minutes later. The MP was being treated of high blood pressure and diabetes. His body has been taken to St Mary’s Mumias hospital mortuary.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on his facebook account described the MP as a hard working leader.
” Hon Justus Murunga was a hardworking and selfless leader whom we worked together to develop Matungu Constituency. I am saddened by his death which has robbed Kakamega a focused leader whose contribution in the development of our County will be missed,” said Oparanya.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on his twitter account posted : “I have learnt with great sadness of the untimely demise of Matungu MP Hon. Justus Murunga Makokha this evening. My deepest condolences to his family and the people of Matungu whom he served with utmost passion and commitment,’.
Murunga trounced David Were of Jubilee Party in the 2017 general elections.
Between 1971 – 1977 he attended Kimilili RC Primary School before proceeding to Friends School Kamusinga between 1978- 1981 for his secondary education. The lawmaker was then enrolled at Rift Valley College of Science and Technology in 1983 and later Kenya Polytechnic 1984 and graduated as a Certified Public Accountant (i).
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