In Summary
  • He nearly lost his life in 1994 when he was shot by unknown gunmen in Nairobi.
  • One bullet was later removed but doctors said extracting the other one would be fatal.

Former Amagoro MP Fredrick Oduya Oprong has died aged 83, his Son Isaac Oprong has confirmed.

The former assistant minister for Economic Planning and National Development, who nearly lost his life in 1994 when he was shot by unknown gunmen in Nairobi, was pronounced dead at around 11.20pm Sunday at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Since the shooting incident in 1994, Mr Oprong had been living with a bullet lodged in his head as doctors advised that it would have been dangerous to remove it.

Gunmen bent on killing Mr Oprong fired two bullets into his head one evening as he entered his car at his home in Nairobi’s Mariakani Estate.

One bullet was later removed but doctors said extracting the other one would be fatal.

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