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Former Cabinet Minister dies

The former legislator served as Minister for Agriculture.

The former Agriculture minister and ex-Imenti South MP died at the age of 91.

M'Mbijiwe passed away after complications passed away on Wednesday night at Kirua mission hospital after a long battle with throat cancer.

He served in the first cabinet of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta as minister for Agriculture and MP for Meru Central and South Imenti Constituency.

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He also served as Energy and later as Health minister under former president Daniel Moi’s Government.

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta sent his condolences to the family and friends of the former minister.

"Also deeply saddened by the demise of Gilbert Kabere M’Mbijiwe who served as a minister for Agriculture in President Moi’s government. May God comfort the grieving family," Kenyatta said.

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