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How ‘Total Man’ Nicholas Biwott met his death

Former Keiyo South MP and powerful Cabinet minister in Moi’s era, Nicholas Kipyator Biwott, collapsed in his house in Nairobi and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nairobi Hospital.

The former minister, who served in eight ministries and was nicknamed “Total Man,” has been ailing for a long period.

Family sources said the National Vision Party (NVP) leader had, over the last few months, been in and out of hospital, both locally and abroad.

Sources said that after taking breakfast Tuesday day morning, he said he wanted to go to hospital but collapsed before he left.


He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The news of his death was broken by his long-serving aide, William Chebkutt, and later confirmed by Mr Biwott’s daughter, Director-General Public Investment and Portfolio, Esther Koimett.

“We confirm that he is rested. Further information will be given once the family meets,” Ms Koimett said, but she did not disclose the ailment that he suffered from.

The body of the prominent politician, who has also invested in the oil, industry and agricultural sectors, was taken to the Lee Funeral Home by mid-day.

Immediately after the news of Mr Biwott’s death, Cabinet secretaries, politicians and friends arrived at the funeral home to condole with the family, among them Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Energy CS Charles Keter, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago and members of Parliament Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills) and Oscar Sudi (Kapseret).