NASA has lost one of its leaders after Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze died.

Nyenze, who previously served as Leader of the Minority in the National Assembly, died at the Nairobi Hospital.

The soft-spoken Wiper legislator had been ailing for some time, to the extent that he was forced to carry his oxygen tank during the swearing-in ceremony in August.

Nyenze was a long serving politician who had also served as a Cabinet Minister in President Daniel Moi'sgovernment.

He passed on at the age of 60 years, and is also the first member of the 12th parliament to die in office