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Former Makadara MP, Dick Wathika is dead

20 December 2015, 10:36 Pauline Nyumu

Nairobi - Former Makadara MP, Dick Wathika is dead.

Wathika, who also served as the Nairobi Mayor before becoming an MP in 2010, died at Karen Hospital Saturday.

Nairobi Senator, Mike Sonko who took over from Wathika in 2010, said: “I am deeply saddened by the news of death of Hon. Dick Wathika this evening. On behalf of my family, the people of Nairobi and on my own behalf, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have known Dick for years dating back his tenure as Makadara MP. He was also the MC during my late Dad’s funeral ceremony. My family takes this opportunity to send our condolences. May God give his family strength and courage during this difficult moment. Our most heartfelt condolences. May he rest in peace in Jesus name.”

Other Kenyans also took to social media to convey their messages of condolences to the family.

@NgatiaWaThuku said: “A good heart has stopped beating A good soul has ascended to heaven, Rest In Peace Dick Wathika,, my condolences to your family and friends.

@ogollah_dennis  said: “Woke up to a suddening news of the passing on of our former mp the late Dick Wathika ...#RIPWathika.”

@gygyblidge  said: “2015 has gone with so many pple, its the worst year yet RIP Dick Wathika.”

@elsieotachi  said: “Whaaat! "Dick Wathika" didn't get to see 2016? Sad news indeed. May God comfort his family at this time.”

Kenya has lost many prominent people this year, including the former Moyae MP Galma Godana George Muchai who was serving as the Kabete MP until his death.
Others who died include the composer of our national anthem Mzee Moroa Galana, Fidel Odinga who was the son of the former PM Raila Odinga among others.

We at News24 wish the family of Wathika and all who lost their loved ones comfort; and may Hon Wathika's soul rest in peace.

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