Martin Shikuku is dead at 79

Veteran Kenyan politician Martin Shikuku is dead at 79. Mr. Shikuku is believed to have succumbed to cancer at a Nairobi hospital. The former Butere MP was one of the most valiant civil rights and reform activists in Kenya – going all the way back to the Kenyatta Administration. He was member of parliament for Butere from 1963-1997 and participated at the Lancaster conference that drafted Kenya’s independence constitution.