Kenneth Matiba dead

Kenneth Matiba

Renown politician and billionaire Kenneth Matiba is dead at 85

Matiba who vied for the presidency in 1992 and 2007 passed away while undergoing treatment at Karen hospital.

He was 85 years old at the time of his passing.

Earlier in November, President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the former opposition leader when he was hospitalized in a hospital in Nairobi.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta visiting Matiba in Hospital

Through his social media account, the president disclosed that he was paying a courtesy call to Mr Matiba who was recovering his health following an illness.

“Visited my friend Kenneth Matiba, former Minister, who is convalescing at a Nairobi hospital. May God heal you, my friend,” he wrote.

Matiba has been dogged by ill-health stemming from his 1990 imprisonment.

In 2017, the Former Cabinet Minister was awarded Ksh504 Million as settlement for a case against the Government of Kenya as compensation for his detention and torture by the State in 1990.

The figure was later revised to Ksh945 Million after it emerged that there was an error in the calculation.

Matiba will be cremated at Langata cemetery

 

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