Tributes pour in as former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe dies

UHURU, RAILA, RUTO, JOHO mourn Kajembe

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has send a message of condolence to the family of the former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe who passed away today (August 7).

In his message, Uhuru eulogised the late Kajembe as a forthright politician who was wise and an accomplished trade unionist, who served the country in different roles over the years with distinction.

While describing the former assistant minister as a dedicated servant of the people, ODM Party leader Raila Odinga said that Kajembe defended the rights of Changamwe people without fear.

On his part, Deputy President William Ruto described the late Kajembe as a charismatic, progressive and diligent leader who served his constituents with courage and distinction.

“Ramadhan Seif Kajembe was a focused and committed public servant who will be remembered for his wise counsel and leadership above party politics,” said DP Ruto in a tweet.

Governor Ali Hassan Joho described the late Kajembe as a true leader, father and a friend, saying that Mombasa has lost a great son who was known for his generosity.

Who was Ramadhan Kajembe?

Kajembe passed away at the Pandya Memorial Hospital just two weeks after his second wife Zahara died of COVID-19 complications.

He had already lost his first wife Aziza four months before Zahara’s death.

Kajembe represented Changamwe Constituency for three terms starting in 1997 up to 2013 when he was succeeded by current MP Omar Mwinyi.

Kajembe was elected as a lawmaker in 1997 on a KANU ticket. He was part of leaders who formed the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) whose presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki overwhelmingly won the 2002 General Election. In 2007, he was re-elected again as MP on an ODM ticket.

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