Former Yatta Member of Parliament Gideon Mutiso has passed on.
The 91-year-old colonial lawmaker died while receiving treatment at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi but the details about the cause of his death are scanty.
Machakos Deputy Governor Francis Mwangangi took to his Facebook to mourn the former legislator.
He eulogized Mutiso as a committed leader who laid a strong foundation for development in Yatta sub-county.
According to Mwangangi, Mutiso left a legacy that will never be forgotten as he served the people of Yatta and Kenya at large with diligence and commitment.
“I have learned with sadness the passing on of the first Post Colonial Member of Parliament Yatta Constituency Hon. Gideon Mutiso this morning. He served the people of Yatta with diligence and commitment and through his progressive vision, laid a strong foundation for development in Yatta Constituency,” Mwangangi said.
“I join the family, people of great Constituency of Yatta and Kenya at large in mourning a departed hero, whose Legacy will forever be honored. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.
Mutiso served as MP from 1964 to 1974 when Simon Kitheka Kiilu took over. He then vied in 1988 and won where he served up to 1997 When Francis Wambua took over.
Yatta Member of Parliament Robert Basil Ngui also mourned Mutiso as a leader who served fruitfully and rightfully.
“It is sad to learn the sudden demise of the first and longest serving Member of Parliament – Yatta Constituency, Hon. Gedion Munyao Mutiso majorly known as Mutiso wa Yatta. Mutiso was a true visioned leader, who set the pace for others like me to run Yatta Constituency on a goal, A goal to transform Yatta Sub-county,” Basil said.