Jakoyo Midiwo Dies: Former Gem ODM Member of Parliament Jakoyo Midiwo is dead. Reports say that the ex parliamentarian died on Monday evening.
The cause of his death was not immediately clear. Midiwo served as Gem MP for three terms between 2002 and 2017 under the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) and ODM. In the 2017 general elections, he lost to the current MP Hon. Elisha Otieno. He was plotting for his political comeback in the upcoming 2022 general elections.
ODM’s Director of Communications Philip Etale has also confirmed his death.
“Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo has rested. Please pray for the family during this difficult moment,” he wrote on Facebook.
The ODM party in a statement said it has lost a defender of the party, who never shied away from speaking the truth.
“Sad day for our party. We have just lost a gallant son of the soil, a founder member of the Change Movement & a three time Member of Parliament for Gem Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo… To the family, we say pole sana,” ODM said on the politician’s death.
His death followed that of his sister who died recently. She will be buried next Saturday, according to their brother, Dr Jalang’o Midiwo. Midiwo’s uncle Peter Odima was buried in Siaya County last Saturday.
The announcement of his death comes hours after that of billionaire industrialist Chris Kirubi, who died at the age of 80. Mr. Kirubi died after a long battle with corolectal cancer. Jakoyo Midiwo Dies