Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth is back in the country after a five-month stay in France where he was receiving treatment for colorectal cancer. 

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The lawmaker, who has since shared his story of the battle with the disease with his supporters, made his first public appearance in Nairobi on Sunday. 

Okoth was accompanied by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja when they graced the annual Kibra Music Festival.  

Sakaja, who has been very vocal on matters of national interest,  took to social media and shared their photos at the event.

"Joined my brother Ken Okoth and the people of Kibra for an exciting Music Festival earlier today. Welcome back home bro and thanks for the amazing job you and your team have been doing. Your strength and your determination inspire us all," he tweeted.

Kenyans of goodwill wished the lawmaker quick recovery, and sent him messages of encouragement after he left the country for treatment.

During his stay in Europe, Okoth was visited by several leaders who wished him a quick recovery. 

While sharing his experience, Okoth noted that the battle with cancer has not been easy, adding that Kenyans should go for early screening in the battle against the disease.