The family of former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo have alleged fears of foul play regarding his sudden death on Monday, June 14.
According to Midiwo’s elder brother George Jalang’o, the family has sought the police’s intervention in a bid to unravel details regarding the politician’s demise.
Jalang’o insisted that the family was not satisfied with the cardiac arrest theory.
“We have reported the matter to the police. Midiwo was fit, well and going about his activities and therefore we cannot understand why and how he just fell ill and died,” the brother wondered.
Jalang’o added that after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, Midiwo limited his movements and primarily stayed in his home in Siaya.
He added that the politician lived a healthy lifestyle and would do exercises on a regular basis by walking 15 to 20 kilometers daily.
The deceased’s body is scheduled to undergo a post mortem examination in order to reveal the cause of death. Currently, the body is at the Lee Funeral Home.
The politician is said to have been taken to the Nairobi Hospital on Saturday, June 12 after a sudden illness.
Jalang’o had noted that his brother could speak and was doing okay before eventually passing away on Monday, June 14 at around 4 pm.
The brother also entailed that Midiwo had initially travelled to Nairobi in order to celebrate his children’s academic performance
“His daughter had recently graduated from a South Africa university while his son scored an A (plain) in the 2020 KCSE exam,” Jalang’o stated.