Former Cabinet Minister Shitanda dies in Nairobi
24 May 2016, 19:19
Nairobi - Former Housing minister Soita Shitanda is dead.
The Star reported that the former Malava MP died at 2pm at the Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition, a staff at the hospital told the star on Tuesday.
Shitanda 57, was the chairman of the Agricultural Development Corporation.
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Capital News further reported that he represented Malava constituency since 1997 after he ousted the then minister of Health Joshua Angatia in the general election on a Ford Kenya ticket.
He was re-elected to parliament in 2002 on the NARC ticket and served as an assistant minister in the office of the President, before he was appointed minister for housing in a cabinet reshuffle in 2005.
Shitanda was reelected to parliament in 2007 and reappointed as housing minister.