[PHOTOS] Kibra residents mourn death of their MP Ken Okoth

In Summary

• Okoth died following a battle with colorectal cancer.

Former Kibra MP Ken Okoth's supporters outside Lee Funeral home on Friday, July 27, 2019.
Former Kibra MP Ken Okoth's supporters outside Lee Funeral home on Friday, July 27, 2019.
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Kibera residents flocked to Lee Funeral Home on Friday following the news of the death of their MP Ken Okoth.

Okoth died following a battle with colorectal cancer.

Police were deployed at Lee Funeral Home to maintain order after some rowdy youths threatened to break the gate in a bid to view the body.

Resident Abdulrahim Juma said Okoth united all communities living in Kibera.

"He was not tribal and ensured all poor children in the constituency got bursaries for their education," he said.

Another resident said Okoth was supposed to attend the prize giving day at Olympic Primary School on August 1.

Resident Mac Okelo said, "We are now orphans. Ken helped our children get bursaries and scholarships. Who shall we turn to? We orphans, oh God why Ken."