Former Housing minister Soita Shitanda has died today Tuesday 24th May 2016.
Shitanda died at 2. pm at the Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted in a critical condition.
It is understood that Shitanda, has been in hospital for about three weeks now.
He had been admitted at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after developing kidney complications.
Soita Shitanda, the former Malava MP was the chairman of the Agricultural Development Corporation.
Shitanda had represented Malava constituency since 1997 after casting out the then Minister of Health Joshua Angatia on a Ford Kenya ticket in the 1997 general elections.
He was re-elected to parliament in 2002 on the NARC ticket and served as an assistant minister in the office of the President, before he was appointed the Minister for Housing in a cabinet reshuffle in the year 2005.
Shitanda was reelected to parliament in 2007 and reappointed as housing minister.
Shitanda decamped NARC to UDF in 2013 and he was among some of the politicians who failed to be nominated for lack of degrees.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi send a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Shitanda.
“He was a brother and confidante. The Luhya have lost a great son and leader,” he said while at the mortuary to view the body.
Musalia said Shitanda was a sharp debater and defender of development.
His body has been transferred to Lee funeral home.