Juja Member of parliament Francis Munyua Waititu popularly known as Wakapee has been battling cancer for almost three years now.
In September 2017 during a home coming rally that was attended by Thika MP Wainaina Jungle,Waititu narrated how he resolved to fight the disease.
He said that he opted to seek a medication in India where he was requested not to engage in heavy work and from then he has been in and out of the hospital according to close family friend.
“I resolved that I was not going to let the disease put me down. I had to fight and God gave me strength and courage,” he said adding that the doctors requested him to opt out of hard work.
The MP said that her mother was also diagnosed with cancer but was later declared free
.Also he said that her sister was also diagnosed with cancer bet she passed on later after it was discovered it was in stage 4.
The lawmaker said many public figures were suffering from the disease and could not seek treatment in Kenya, partly because of the stigma associated with it.
“It is no longer a secret that many people are suffering in silence from cancer. Nobody wants to talk about it because of the stigma,” said the MP.
A source who has sought anonymity has revealed that the MP will not contest for any elective seat as he want more time to relax as advised by the doctor.
During his home coming in 2018,the MP urged locals to support Thika MP Wainaina jungle in 2022 as he will be seeking senatorial seat.