The ministry of Transport and infrastructure Cabinet Secretary nominee Kipchumba Murkomen has revealed his last moments with the immediate former Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut who passed on this morning.
Taking to his official Twitter account to mourn the late politician, Murkomen revealed that he was with Chepkut last evening up to around 8:00pm.
The iimmediate former Elgeyo Marakwet senator noted that he had met Chepkut who was in the company of his friends and that he was in a very jovial mood.
Murkomen ssaid that Chepkut had showered him with praises and when they parted ways at 8:00pm on Friday, they had agreed to meet soon and discuss matters infrastructure.
“Last evening I met Hon. William Chepkut in the company of his friends. He was in a very jovial mood. In his characteristic manner he showered me with many praises using all the superlatives in the book. William was a very lovely guy, Extremely connected, Loyal to his seniors almost to a fault,” Murkomen said.
“When we parted last night at 8PM we agreed to meet soon to discuss matters Infrustructure. I didn’t know it was going to be the last time with him. Fare thee well Hon. William Chepkut,” added Murkomen.
Chepkut was confirmed dead by his family on Saturday morning.
According to the family, the former lawmaker collapsed at his house and was rushed to a Nairobi hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
Chepkut has been sickly since 2021 and has been in and out of hospital beds for the period between 2021 and 2022.
He had lost his Ainabkoi parliamentary seat to UDA’s Chepkonga after efforts to defend it as an independent candidate failed.
He had been first elected in 2017 and served in the 12th parliament until August 2022 when he lost the seat.
He had also served as personal assistant to former powerful minister the late Nicholas Biwott.
Several leaders, including Members of Parliament have mourned Chepkut’s demise.