Former Matungu MP Joseph Wamukoya is dead

Dr. Wamukoya served as the first MP of the constituency between 1997 and 2002.

He was elected on a Kanu ticket.

The family said the former MP has been ailing for a long time and has occasionally been receiving treatment at a Bungoma hospital.

The late MP’s widow Elizabeth Wamukoya said her husband passed on at home early this morning.

“The MP has been sick for years and today he rested peacefully at our home,” she said.

Wamukoya was born in Marinda village of Matungu in 1942.

He served in late President Daniel Moi’s government when he was appointed assistant minister in the Ministry of Lands and Settlement in June 2001.

Before venturing into politics Wamukoya was a lecturer at the University of Nairobi teaching veterinary services. He also taught at the Michigan State University in the USA.

He was later recalled to Kenya after he was appointed the county’s director of Veterinary Services.

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