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Former MP Kalembe Ndile passes on

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Former Kibwezi West MP Kalembe Ndile has died at the Nairobi Hospital.

Ndile 57, died on Saturday night after struggling with a long illness. The family confirmed his death.

His nephew Nzioki Kimilu, who was with him in hospital following his admission on Wednesday, said he was under treatment for complications related to pancreatic cancer.

The former MP died at 5am according to family.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga, in his condolence message, said “the people of Kibwezi and our country have lost a charismatic leader with exceptional grassroots mobilization skills who also cared deeply for the underprivileged.”

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua described Ndile as “one of Kenya’s top political orators”.

He said the politician, whom he also referred to as “Mtoto wa Squatter (child of a squatter)”, was a brave voice of the people.

“A self-made leader, he was a darling to audiences  and to us all. A huge loss to our region. Kenya has lost a hero.

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