DP Ruto mourns John Serut as a tough and bold politician
Vice President William Ruto mourned former Mt Elgon MP John Serut.
The DP remembers Serut as a tough, bold and vocal politician who served his constituents with distinction.
“He was a gifted, persistent debater and a fighter for equal justice. We honor the rich legacy he leaves behind,” Ruto tweeted.
Several politicians also offered their condolences to Serut’s family, calling him a firm and insightful leader.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said: “John Serut fought for the rights and welfare of the people of Mount Elgon when he was their MP.”
I have learned with great disbelief and sorrow of the passing of the Honorable John Serut, former Ass. Minister and MP mt Elgon. I pray for Mama Pamela and her family. He was a hardworking and reliable leader who strengthened the unity and development of Bungoma. RIP brother. — Sen. Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) February 16, 2022
The 67-year-old former lawmaker died of cancer in Nairobi hospital on Wednesday morning.
He had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2020 and was hospitalized and discharged.
Serut was among the politicians hoping to make a political comeback in the 2022 general election.