Ken Okoth Bio
Ken Okoth born Kenneth Odhiambo Okoth was a Kenyan member of Parliament (MP) representing Kibra constituency in Nairobi county. Kibra is often referred to as the largest slum settlement on the African continent. He was re-elected for a second term in the 2017 general elections, a position he held to his dying day.
Ken Okoth Age
Ken Okoth was born in 1978. He however never disclosed any details on his exact date of birth. He was 41 years old at the time of his death on 26th July 2019.
Ken Okoth Family
Ken Okoth was brought up in Kibera’s Kisumu Dogo territory. He, together with his other 5 kin were raised by a solitary mum Angelina. This was after their dad gave up on the family when he was exceptionally youthful. He is the fourth conceived in a group of six kids.
Ken Okoth Wife
Ken Okoth was hitched to a European spouse. Less is known about her, however. We will keep you updated if any information on her arises.
Ken Okoth Son
On Thursday 1st August 2019, Governor Mike Sonko caused a storm after he claimed that the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a son with nominated Nairobi MCA Anne Thumbi.
In his speech, Sonko urged the family of Okoth to recognize Ms. Thumbi and Okoth’s son. This came after Thumbi was allegedly stopped from viewing the body at Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi.
“We are cognizant of the fact that Ken had a son with one of the nominated Nairobi MCA by the name Ann Thumbi alias Anita. The two love birds did not hide the fact that they shared a son,” he said.
Ken Okoth Education Background.
Fronted by all chances, Ken never for once hesitated or surrendered. His fantasies were revived when the former prime minister Raila Odinga, visited them at Olympics primary school in Kibra. Raila had recently risen up out of years in detainment and won the Langata parliamentary seat without the help of his renowned dad. The motivation fueled a flame in him and that consumed him right up his time of death.
He scored a huge 613/700 in his KCPE assessments to join Starehe Boys’ Center and the rest was history. He first slept on a bed in Starehe a circumstance he says transformed him totally. He did his undergrad studies at St. Lawrence University, USA, – German and European Studies. He has experts in International Relations degree from Georgetown University.
Ken Okoth Illness Cancer
Exactly when Okoth’s diligent work and assurance were exhausting organic products at the prime of his age, 40, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer occurs when it develops from both the colon and rectum. Away from the glare of the quick-paced open life, Okoth was putting a fearless face as he fought an extreme couple of letter ailment. He anyway consoled Kenyans that he was doing everything conceivable to battle the illness.
Addressing the Sunday Nation mid-2019, he stated, “I was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer to the liver,” For over a year, he introduced manifestations of ulcers, now and again bacterial contaminations and that is the thing that he was being treated for. He was even put on medications to oversee pressure. Okoth says that such time, he was engaging stomach agony and weight reduction.
He was being treated for the off-base malady before his primary care physician, at last, requested that he take a further scan. It was at that point past the point of no return and that is the point at which his life convoluted. “The fear of the unknown that accompanies a cancer diagnosis is immense. Cancer changes your life completely,” he says.
In 2018, Ken Okoth was put on enthusiastic treatment that included joined radio-and chemotherapy to turn away the looming danger of organ disappointment. Despite the fact that he reacted well, that was only the start of his long haul treatment. “I will utilize chemotherapy tablets that I can take each morning. Since my sickness was found at an exceptionally propelled stage; it can’t be restored. It must be overseen,” he said in February 2019.
“I couldn’t bear the cost of the US since it was excessively costly. My significant other is from Europe, where the expense is progressively moderate and I could get a living arrangement license rapidly for the span of the treatment. Tragically, not every person is as fortunate; we have to make malignant growth care in Kenya a national need,” Ken Okoth said.
Ken Okoth Political Positions
-Eighth August 2017-to 26th July 2019: Member of parliament for Kibra Constituency.
-From tenth March 2013: Member of Parliament for Kibra Constituency
-From sixteenth February 2013: Coalition Member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy
-From fifteenth February 2013: Member of Orange Democratic Movement
Past Political Positions
-From fifteenth February 2013 – fourth March 2013: Aspirant Member of Parliament for Kibra Constituency.
Death and Cause of Death
Ken passed away on 26th July 2019 at Kenyatta National hospital after he was rushed to ICU an hour earlier that day. The cause of his death is known to be colorectal cancer that he was diagnosed with early 2018.