By Kwame Isma Nkurunziza
The potbellied police officer who became a subject of ridicule and mockery in 2018 when his photos went viral died on Thursday evening as he was being rushed to the hospital.
Francis Boit, the Rift Valley regional Deputy Commissioner, who has been battling serious medical complications as a result of massive body weight caused by a rare genetic disorder, has been in and out of different hospitals trying to get proper treatment but to no vail.
When his condition suddenly worsened on Thursday the passed on along the way to get medical attention.
Since his photos went viral they have been used on different social media platforms to demonstrate corruption and incompetence in government.
His death comes 7 weeks after the demise of Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away after years of secretly suffering from cancer.
Early this year the Wakanda movie star was body shamed after posting photos on social media showing his drastic weight loss.