Jakoyo Midiwo Biography, Wiki, Age
Washington Jakoyo Midiwo was a Kenyan politician. He served as the MP for Gem constituency from 2002 to 2017 when he lost the seat to the current MP Elisha Ochieng Odhiambo. Prior to the 2017 elections, Jakoyo fell out with Raila’s ODM party and decamped the party to contest as an independent. He has been eyeing a political comeback ahead of the 2022 elections.
Six months ago, the ODM party appointed Midiwo to lead the campaign to fund the BBI’s reconciliation plan in the Nyanza region. It is said that the appointment was intended to bring him back into politics after he was in the cold since 2017 when he lost his seat. Raila and Midiwo have been at loggerheads over political issues despite being members of the same family.
How Old was Jakoyo Midiwo?
Jakoyo Midiwo was born on 31st July 1966, in Kenya. He died on June 14, 2021. He was 54 years old.
Was Jakoyo Midiwo married? – Jakoyo Midiwo Wife
He was married. In 2017, Midiwo said that his wife would chase him from home if he ever sabotaged the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga.
“We [independent candidates from Nyanza] are all Raila supporters. I would rue the day I even dream of sabotaging a Raila movement even my own wife would chase me away from home, even my mother would not allow me into our home,” the former lawmaker said.
Jakoyo Midiwo Family
Jakoyo Midiwo was the cousin of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.
Jakoyo Midiwo Death
Jakoyo Midiwo died at the age of 54 on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Nairobi Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest, his cousin Ruth Odinga confirmed the tragic news. ODM director of communications, Philip Etale, tweeted: “Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo has rested. Please pray for the family during this difficult moment.”
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Communications Director said in a statement on Twitter: “Sad day for our party. We have just lost a gallant son of the soil, a founder member of the Change Movement & a three-time Member of Parliament for Gem Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo. He was a defender of the party & never shied away from speaking the truth. To the family, we say POLE SANA.”
Jakoyo Midiwo Cause of Death
Jakoyo Midiwo’s cause of death is yet to be revealed. According to his cousin Ruth Odinga, he suffered a cardiac arrest. “It is true, Jakoyo is dead. He suffered a cardiac arrest,” said Ruth.
Jakoyo Midiwo Education Background
He attended Ndori Primary School for his primary education. He went on to join Sawagongo High School for his secondary education. After completing his secondary education, he attended the University of Nairobi where he studied Accounting.
MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE LATE HON. JAKOYO MIDIWO
Uhuru described Midowo as a courageous leader with a strong will and who was not afraid to tell the truth. “I met Midiwo recently while I was in Nyanza region opening several development projects, he seemed very enthusiastic,” Uhuru said. “The first Gem MP to be elected led the constituency wholeheartedly for three terms. “Jakoyo had a unique way of doing his job, I will miss him very much Raila wrote.