Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioka is dead.
Oroo died at the Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu after a long illness, family said.
The first-time MP won the seat in the 2017 general election on a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi mourned Oroo as a distinguished lawmaker.
“Hon. Oyioka, was an active Member of the Departmental Committee on Education, Research and Technology,” said Muturi. “He will be remembered for his advocacy towards improved quality of education in the country.”
The MP passed on on the same day that the Gusii community bid farewell to former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae.