Gideon Mutiso dies at 91
Gideon Mutiso was the first Yatta MP
Gideon Mutisa was born in March 31, 1932 . He started his political journey in 1955
Politically, he was the first elected Member of parliament of Yatta, Machakos couty. He stood out in his works if the 1960s. He was popular as a labour right activist hence nicknamed "Mutiso wa Yatta." He fought for equity in the labour field and employment of Africans.
Mutiso once served at the millitary as a corporal but left on compassionate grounds over inhumane treatments of Africans by the British Regime.
He represented Kenya in the African Trade Union cofederation, elected for his stern stand against oath-taking. Mutiso took the fall for the alleged coup in 1971.
He was sentensed at the Naivasha Maximum prison for 9 years and six months after he was accused of seduction.
The veteran politician served as the Yatta Member of Parliament from 1983 to 1997. At thesame time, he served as an assistant minister in the Ministry of home affairs, Education, Health, Agriculture, Lands and Housing.
According to his family, Mutiso passed on from a Nairobi Hospital where he has been recieving cancer treatments. He has died at 91 years.