Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba dies in hospital


Kenneth Matiba
Veteran politician and second liberation hero Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba. He died on Sunday, April 15, 2018. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba is dead.
  • Mr. Matiba died on Sunday evening at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi.
  • Matiba will be remembered as a 'second liberation hero' having been at the forefront in the fight for multi-party democracy in Kenya.

Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba is dead.

Mr. Matiba succumbed to a long illness on Sunday evening at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi.

He had been admitted at the hospital for the last three weeks.

Matiba will be remembered as a ‘second liberation hero’ having been at the forefront in the fight for multi-party democracy in Kenya.

He died at 85.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the leaders who arrived at the Karen Hospital immediately Matiba was pronounced dead at around 6pm.

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