Nairobi, KENYA: National Super Alliance has sent a message of condolence to the family of Kitui West member of parliament Francis Nyenze who passed on Wednesday morning.
In a statement NASA Principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi said that they received Nyenze ‘s demise with profound sadness terming him as noble leader who was principled in serving his Kitui west constituents and other portfolios as a minister and minority leader in the last parliament.
“We wish to convey heartfelt sympathies and sincere condolences to the people of Kitui West and the country at large at this tragic moment. Hon Nyenze served the people of Kitui West and the country with dedication cumulatively for decades.”The statement said.
“In Hon. Nyenzes death, NASA has lost a dedicated and outspoken leader who always stood for what he believed was good for his constituents and the nation.”The statement added.
They said that despite the enormous challenges legislature went through between 2013 and 2017, Nyenze steered MPs in the house astoundingly.
“Hon. Nyenze steered our MPs in the National Assembly in a difficult and hostile 2013-2017 through very careful balancing.”The statement said.
On Tuesday morning Kitui senator Dr. Enock Wambua said that Nyenze died at 7:50 am on the very day after battling with colon cancer for the last 10 years.
He said that legislators and family members will be working hand in hand for the preparation of his burial.
He said that Nyenze has been a leader who has been nurturing young Ukambani leaders to clinch various leadership positions.
Nyenze had a chequered political career beginning as an elected Member of Parliament under the former ruling party KANU and later rose to become Minority leader in National Assembly during the 11th Parliament.
He served as a Minister in the Ministries of Environment and Heritage and Sports in 1997 and 2001 respectively.
Born on June 2, 1957, at Kabati in Kitui County, Mr. Nyenze was a close ally of Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.