Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello has kicked the bucket in Nairobi. Mr Okello, a previous Ramogi and KBC radio moderator, passed on at a Nairobi hospital after long fight with tumor.
“He passed on at MP Shah Hospital right away past midnight after fight with throat tumor,” his nephew and family representative Mark Okundi told the Nation on Tuesday.
The Migori Senate Office likewise affirmed Mr Okello’s passing.
“We are extremely dismal to educate people in general that Senator Ben Oluoch Okello is no more,” Mr Oguda Walter, the correspondences executive, said.
“Join us in praying for his family during this most trying moment. Other updates will follow after consultative meetings.”
Mr Okello, popularly known as BOO among his radio fans back then, has been in and out of hospital.
He was recently treated and discharged from an Indian hospital.
“He had been in India for two months and was treated. He went back for review and his doctors discovered a tumour that had not healed,” the late senator’s brother Dennis Ojwang’ said.
“He was treated again and brought back to the country. He has been recuperating at MP Shah hospital. Unfortunately we lost him at 12.30 this morning.”
The lawmaker’s body has since been moved to Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi
Mr Okello was elected Migori senator on an Orange Democratic Movement ticket in the August 8, 2017 elections.
He replaced Dr Wilfred Machage, who decided not to defend his seat and instead chose to vie for the Kuria West parliamentary on Democratic Party ticket.