Former Mt Elgon MP John Serut dies

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Former Mt Elgon Member of Parliament, John Serut, is dead.

Serut, 67 died on Wednesday morning at a Nairobi hospital. He succumbed to cancer.

Serut’s daughter, Mitchelle, confirmed that the MP died on Wednesday at 3:45am. 

Two weeks ago, he was taken ill at the Nairobi Hospital and spent his last week in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he died. 

“I arrived at the hospital this morning, I viewed his body and it couldn’t strike me immediately he was dead. He looked like he was sleeping but let him rest, he has fought a good fight,” Michelle said

He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2020 and had been in and out of the hospital.

The MP was one of the late President Daniel Moi’s righthand men.

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that forms in the plasma cells.

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It affects multiple organs like the kidneys, bones and liver.

Healthy plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy blood cells

Serut is the immediate former MP of Mt Elgon Constituency in Bungoma County. He was trounced by incumbent lawmaker Fred Kapondi in 2017.

According to Michelle, Serut was misdiagnosed with Anaemia in 2017 after seeking treatment at a local hospital. The former MP, according to the daughter, would faint and become unconscious.

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