Help me when I’m alive, veteran Homa Bay politician says

Veteran politician and former Homa Bay Kanu stalwart, Elisha Aketch Chieng’, 75, who has urged politicians and other well-wishers not to wait until he is dead to give “nice condolence messages” instead of helping him improve his deteriorating health. PHOTO | JUSTUS OCHIENG | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • He served as a councillor between 1969 and 1992.
  • Mr Chieng’ narrated how he fell ill in 2012 after falling down, consequently developing complications that led to a surgery.
  • He was one of the most charismatic and vocal politicians in South Nyanza during President Moi’s era.

Veteran politician and former Homa Bay Kanu stalwart, Elisha Aketch Chieng’, 75, has urged politicians and other well-wishers not to wait until he is dead to give “nice condolence messages” instead of helping him improve his deteriorating health.

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