I lost my younger brother to cancer - DP Ruto

The cancer monster strikes again

DP William Ruto mingles with mourners at the Kabimoi home of the deceased Jonathan Moi (Twitter)

Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that he lost his younger brother to cancer.

Encouraging Kenyans to go for screening, the DP emphasized that the terminal disease can be successfully treated.

"We need to educate our people on the importance of visiting hospitals for cancer screening because, if detected in its early stages, it can be successfully treated," he urged.

DP Ruto's brother, Harrison Kiptoo succumbed to Kidney Cancer in July 2016 and the DP noted that Kiptoo had kept his condition a secret until it was too late.

The DP was speaking at the home of former President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi's eldest son Jonathan Moi who passed away last week.

Dr Ruto eulogized Jonathan as a hardworking man adding that they were friends.

No plan to visit Mzee Moi's home in Kabarak

The DP's handlers dismissed reports that he had been snubbed at Mzee Moi's home in Kabarak for the second time.

Spokesperson David Mugonyi told reporters that the DP was only scheduled to visit Jonathan's home and Bomet East MP Beatrice Kones who lost her daughter.

Mzee Moi's family had also released an earlier statement cautioning well wishers that he would not be receiving guests at his home as he mourns his son.

Jonathan is set to be buried on Saturday in a private ceremony that the family has requested embers of the public to respect.

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