According to a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke on Friday, May 15, Tony Waswa Wetangula, who was an aide to MP Wanyonyi, succumbed after a long illness at Aga khan Hospital in Nairobi.
The information of his death was first made public by Wetangula’s party Ford Kenya through its social media platforms, where they informed the public that Waswa died on Thursday, May 14 night.
“Our party leader’s brother Tony Waswa Wetang’ula passed on last night at Aghakan Hospital Nairobi. Tony was an aide to Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi. May his soul rest in peace,” Ford Kenya announced.
ODM Communications Director Philip Etale also weighed in and offered his condolences to the family indicating that he had indeed been shocked by the news.
“Some news can be devastating. Now just like that my friend Tony Waswa Wetangula is no more. Yaani, this is very very sad news,” he wrote.
Etale’s shock at the news was echoed by Kachu wa Sisunngo, a senior research fficer working at the Senate and a friend to the Wetangula Family
“I have learned of this untimely death of my good friend and colleague Tony with utter shock and disbelief!!! This is a big blow to the family and friends.
“I pray that God sees the family through this trying moment… May his soul rest in eternal peace…,” Chichungo eulogized.