, NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 12 – Kwale Senator Boy Juma Boy is dead.
The Senator died at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi following a short illness.
According to his family, he had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit after being transferred from Mombasa.
He first joined Parliament as Matuga MP in 1988 when he succeeded his father Juma Boy, and later contested the Senate seat in the 2013 elections.
The deceased Senator will be remembered as an orator, often making captivating statements which left the audience in stitches whenever he spoke in Kiswahili.
He has previously served at the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) where he was passionate about the plight of workers during the Moi regime.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his message of condolence to the famil, described Senator Boy as an astute politician who will be remembered for his immaculate use of Kiswahili that spiced up public meetings and debates in Parliament.
The President also paid tribute to the late Kwale Senator for the role he played in advocating for the rights of workers and the growth of the labour movement in the country.
“In this hour of sorrow, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Senator Boy Juma Boy’s family, relatives and the people of Kwale. My thoughts and prayers are with you,” President Kenyatta said.