Former MP is Dead

Muriuki, 74, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nairobi. Reports indicated that he died after a protracted battle with an illness which was yet to be disclosed.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi eulogised his former colleague as a diligent man who passionately served his people.

“I’ve received with sadness the news of the demise of my former colleague in the National Assembly and former North Imenti MP, Hon Silas Muriuki, who passed on today.

“The passing on of Hon. Muriuki is a big loss not only to his family, relatives, and close friends,” Linturi noted in his message that was published on X, formerly Twitter.

Muriuki was born in 1949 in Imenti, Meru County, and died at the age of 74. He attended Meru High School and the University of Nairobi (UoN), where he studied economics. After graduating, he worked as a teacher and then as a businessman.

Friends of the former Member of Parliament expressed their prayers and sympathies to Muriuki’s family.

Those who shared their statement included legislators, some of who served together with Muriuki during his tenure as an MP.

“To the people of North Imenti, Meru County at large, friends and family of Former Imenti North Member of Parliament Hon. Silas Muriuki Ruteere and the Methodist Church in Kenya, we mourn a legend who served the community diligently,” Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua said.

Muriuki served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Imenti from 2007 to 2013, during which he worked with closely with former President Mwai Kibaki. 

However, Muriuki lost his seat in the 2013 and 2017 General Election to Abdul Rahim Dawood, who is the current sitting MP of Imenti North.

During his time in Parliament, he served on the Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade. He was also the chairman of the Meru County Assembly Service Board.

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