Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze passed away on Wednesday 6 December at the Nairobi Hospital while undergoing treatment.
The family of the legislator confirmed that the body had been moved to Lee Funeral Home.
Leaders from both sides of the political divide and Kenyans alike have poured out their hearts via social media recounting on the memorable moments of the former Minority leader of the 11th parliament.
The MP headlined news in August after turning up for oath with an oxygen tank in the National Assembly of Kenya.
DP William Ruto described Nyenze as an amiable and open-minded legislator.
“Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze. He was an amiable and open-minded legislator, who took great satisfaction in serving his constituents. Mr Nyenze was a voice of reason in and out of Parliament and spoke his mind,” Ruto wrote on his Twitter page.
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko mourned the late legislator saying that he was a selfless leader, full of humility and dedication to his constituents and the nation.
He tweeted: “Learnt with great sadness the demise of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze. Hon. Nyenze was a selfless leader! He’ll be remembered for his humility, dedication to his constituents and the country at large. To his family and friends, may God give you strength during this trying moment.”
Business mogul Chris Kirubi noted that Francis Nyenze served his constituents and the nation with great diligence.
“My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze. He was a great legislator who vigorously served his constituents with great diligence and honorably served the nation in doing so,” he wrote.
Hours after the Kitui MP passed on, Kalonzo who is currently in Germany published his tribute stating that the residents of Kitui and the country had lost a great leader in Nyenze’s departure.
“It is with great shock and sadness that I have learnt of the demise of Hon. Francis Mwanzia Nyenze,” he wrote.
The Wiper leader regretted that his party in particular, had lost a candid politician who stood firm for his convictions.
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale explained that he had lost a brother.
My thoughts and prayers to family and friends for the loss of our brother, the late Hon Francis Nyenze. RIP pic.twitter.com/XM7oSCvf3A
— Boni Khalwale (@KBonimtetezi) December 6, 2017
Other netizens who were moved by the death of the lawmaker had these to say;
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze is DEAD. The legislator passed away at Nairobi Hospital after a long illness. Our Prayers and thoughts to the family, friends, relatives and the people of Kitui County. Stay Strong. #RIPNyenze #RIPFrancisNyenze pic.twitter.com/DjJvTBTUFj
— Atanas (@Atanasi_) December 6, 2017
WE CONDOLE the passing of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze. He will be best remembered on #ConsumerProtection for the yet to be implemented "Pyramids Scheme" Report. We urge President @UKenyatta to implement the report. @SpeakerJBMuturi #RIPFrancisNyenze. pic.twitter.com/tDDiyyki2k
— COFEK, Kenya (@ConsumersKenya) December 6, 2017
Rest in peace "Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze" kambaland has lost a leader. May God give his family some strength during this hard moment.
— Sen ledama ole kina (@ledamalekina) December 6, 2017
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze has passed away at the Nairobi Hospital. Our Prayers and thoughts to the family, friends, relatives and the people of Kitui County.
Shine on your way Honorable
— Nyandarua's Finest (@IamSamiSamuel) December 6, 2017
RIP kitui west mp Francis nyenze you you tried to open Kalonzos eye he couldn't, you have won your battles you have left a legacy.
— keffer sutherland (@LaKarythe) December 6, 2017
Even as we talk of the death of Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze am reminded of how he was firm,steady and not afraid to speak his mind! I remember when NASA principles picked @RailaOdinga to be the NASA flagbearer!
— Lloyd Onyango (@lloydOnyango) December 6, 2017