Kenyans are in mourning once again after a sudden death of a popular member of Parliament.
Former Mt Elgon Member of Parliament, John Serut, is dead.
Serut, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2020 and had been in and out of the hospital, died at a Nairobi hospital in the morning of Wednesday, February 16.
The MP was one of the late President Daniel Moi’s righthand men.
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell that affects multiple organs like the kidneys, bones and liver.
In October 2021, his daughter Michelle Serut appealed to Kenyans to help offset her father’s bill. She had revealed that the family had spent Ksh20 million treating the former MP.
“We have had bills totalling to about Ksh20 million since his diagnosis and have handled it as a family so far. We are now slightly stretched and therefore asking your help in catering for his bills hence this fundraiser,” Michelle stated.
Michelle explained that the family needed slightly over Ksh5 million to cater for an insurance cover after exhausting the one that was in use.
“We pray you to find it in your hearts to give whatever you can as we aim to raise 6,000,000 to cater for hospital bills and an insurance cover,” her statement read.
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