Eldoret-based human rights activist and politician Ken Wafula is dead.
Mr Wafula, who is the founder of Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (CHRD), died Wednesday morning while receiving treatment at Eldoret St Luke’s Hospital where he had been rushed after falling ill at his Kapsoya residence.
According to family members and colleagues, Mr Wafula was admitted to the hospital suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes.
“He was taken to the hospital on Tuesday at around noon after his condition deteriorated and doctors unsuccessfully tried to save his life. He was in high spirits when I left him last evening only to be told this morning that he had passed on,” said Mr Nick Omito, who co-founded CHRD with Mr Wafula.
SPOKE HIS MIND
Mr Omito described Mr Wafula as a committed human rights defender who did not shy away from speaking his mind on issues affecting the common man.