Juja MP Francis Munyua Waititu, alias Wakapee, has passed away.
Waititu died on Monday evening while undergoing treatment at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi, his family confirmed.
In October 2018, he went public about his battle with stage two brain cancer, saying the disease should be declared a national disaster.
Waititu, who was declared cancer-free after undergoing treatment in India for several weeks, told The Standard that at least 63 MPs were battling the disease at the time.
“The situation is serious. We have for example about 63 MPs and thousands of other Kenyans suffering from cancer. We must get out and talk about it boldly.” he said.
In the course of his treatment in the Asian nation, he met 13 of his colleagues in Parliament, who were equally being treated for cancer
“I met hundreds of cancer patients from Kenya alone. Among them were nine of my fellow MPs and four Senators. The cancer scourge is enormous and we can no longer afford to bury our heads in the sand. We must get out and talk about it,” added Waititu.
He further indicated that he spent Sh8 million on treatment alone in India and a further Sh1.8 million on accommodation.
"It is no longer a secret that many people are suffering in silence from cancer. Nobody wants to talk about it because of the stigma,” he said.