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John Keen dies at 90

Veteran politician and Maasai elder John Keen, who served as an assistant minister, has died aged 90 according to the family spokesman Antony Keen.

Mr Keen died at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi at 1.30am on Sunday while undergoing treatment.

He was admitted at the hospital on Thursday after falling ill.

John Keen (left) died in Nairobi on December 25, 2016. PHOTO | FILE

Deputy President William Ruto is among the politicians who expressed their condolences to the family through social media.

“The late Keen was a defender and campaigner of human rights especially those of the Maa Community.

“He was on the forefront of championing democracy and freedom of expression. He served the people of Kenya diligently and with passion.

“He was an able, dedicated and hardworking public servant. My condolences goes to his family and constituents, whom he ably represented,” Mr Ruto posted on Twitter.

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