Former Kuria East MP Shadrack Manga dies aged 81

Former Kuria East MP Shadrack Manga dies aged 81
The late former Kuria East MP Shadrack Manga. PHOTO / COURTESY

Former Kuria East Member of Parliament Shadrack Manga has succumbed to cardiac arrest at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi aged 81.

The deceased’s son, Andrew Manga, confirmed the news saying the former legislator passed on Thursday evening while receiving treatment at the facility.

He said Mr. Manga was rushed to hospital on Monday last week after he became ill and collapsed in the house.

The deceased served as the Kuria East MP from 1992 to 2002 before he was ousTed by Wilfred Machage.

He again vied for the Kuria East Parliamentary seat in 2013 and managed to recapture the seat, after which he opted to retire from politics.

The family said burial plans are underway and will be communicated in due course.

Mr. Manga was born in 1940 at Nyamutiro village in Kuria East Sub County.

In his message of comfort to the family, relatives and friends of the late MP, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya and especially the residents of Kuria will forever cherish his contribution to the socio-economic development of the region.

The President said the late MP was a consummate debater whose contributions enriched Kenya’s legislation agenda and parliamentary oversight.

“I remember his commitment and devotion in creating a better environment for our people to participate in economic development when he was a member of  Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade. Indeed, he was a focused and committed public servant who will be remembered for his wise counsel and steadfast leadership,” President Kenyatta said.

“We have lost a brave leader whose contribution to the country’s economic growth will be remembered for generations to come.”

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