What you need to know:
- Mr Ogur served Nyatike Constituency on a Kanu party ticket from 1988 before decamping to Ford Kenya in 1992.
- In the 1992 elections, Mr Ogur was edged out by Mr Tom Onyango.
- He was re-elected on a Narc ticket in 2002.
Former Nyatike MP Tobias Ochola Ogur has died.
Mr Ogur died at The Nairobi Hospital where he had sought treatment for organ failure.
According to his communications manager Jasper Ater, Mr Ogur had been diagnosed with acute kidney failure and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
"The former legislator had been in the ICU after he was diagnosed with acute kidney failure. He died on Wednesday at around 3.30pm while undergoing treatment," Mr Ater told the Nation on the phone.
Nyatike MP Tom Odege eulogised Mr Ogur as a legislator who left the constituency with dignity.
"Mr Ogur's death is certainly a big loss to Nyatike Constituency, which he led with honour and dignity when he was the MP, and the people of Kenya whom he ably served as an assistant minister for Health.
“We remember the many development projects he initiated and accomplished during his tenure as our MP, key among them schools and health facilities. His good deeds will remain a permanent reminder of his leadership," Mr Odege said in a statement.
Mr Ogur was a vocal MP who served Nyatike Constituency on a Kanu party ticket from 1988 before decamping to Ford Kenya in 1992.
In the 1992 elections, Mr Ogur was edged out by Mr Tom Onyango who vied on a National Development Party (NDP) ticket before he was re-elected on a Narc ticket in 2002.
In 2007, Mr Ogur was replaced by Mr Edick Anyanga, bringing to an end his political career. He had served the government in different capacities in the President Moi administration.
"We will forever be indebted to him as much as he will eternally remain an icon of our great constituency. My deepest condolences and sympathies to his family, friends and the people of Nyatike. We will remain supportive to the family during this time of sorrow. May his soul rest in eternal peace," Mr Odege said.