“I have learned with deep sorrow and regret the sad news of the departure today of Hon Francis Nyenze, the Member of Parliament for Kitui West.
I have known Hon Nyenze for a long time and throughout his entire political life since his debut in the politics of Kitui West in 1979.
The late Nyenze distinguished himself as a selfless leader who served the people of Kitui West with dedication and was thrice elected to serve them in 1997, 2013 and 2017.
I have personally worked with Hon Nyenze in Parliament and when, as Minister for Water and Irrigation, I appointed him to serve the people of Kenya as Chairman of the Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) and as Director of the National Irrigation Board (NIB).
During his life, Hon Nyenze spoke out his mind no matter the circumstances, a trait that made him stand out as a man of courage.
On my behalf and that of the people of Kitui County, I wish to join his wife, children, the larger Nyenze family, friends, relatives and the people of Kitui West at this most trying time in mourning our fallen leader.
May the Lord Rest His soul in Eternal Peace“