Ex-MP Kajembe's Daughter Dies 2 Weeks After His Demise

  • A collage photo of former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe and first wife Mama Aziza Kajembe
    A collage photo of former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe and first wife Mama Aziza Kajembe
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  • Death has visited the family of Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe for a third time in one month over suspected Covid-complications.

    A report by one of the local dailies indicated that the lawmaker's daughter, Lagoni Kajembe passed away at the Pandya Hospital in Mombasa on the night of Wednesday, August 19.

    Lagoni had been hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit section of the hospital in which her father had also passed away in.

    The tragedy comes barely two weeks after the MP passed away over the complications of the virus on August 7.

    Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe in a melancholic mood
    Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe in a melancholic mood
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    Lagoni was reportedly unable to attend her father's burial ceremony as she was in hospital fighting for her own life.

    “My sincere condolences to the family of Hon. Ramadhan Seif Kajembe, former MP for Changamwe. He was a dedicated servant of the people of Changamwe whose rights he defended without fear. May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace," eulogised former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

    "Mombasa mourns the loss of a great son who was known for his generosity.

    "On behalf of the people of Mombasa, my family and my own behalf I extend my heartiest condolences to the family of the late Hon. Kajembe, may the Almighty Allah SWT assuage your grief and grant you patience to endure the loss," Joho condoled.

    The politician's wife, Aziza, had also reportedly succumbed to the virus two weeks earlier and the MP was unable to attend her burial.

    The MP had lost his second wife Mama Zaharia Kajembe in March 2020 at the Aga khan hospital in Mombasa County, where she had been undergoing treatment.

    After the MP's death, his children demanded an apology from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

    Kagwe, during a press briefing on August 9, 2020, had cited a case of a son who refused to accept a positive Covid-19 diagnosis and infected his elderly parents, who later passed on.

    The children expressed displeasure at Kagwe's sentiments which they stated had attracted stigmatisation.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) addresses the press in April 2020 alongside Health Director-General Patrick Amoth (behind) and Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna (right)
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) addresses the press in April 2020 alongside Health Director-General Patrick Amoth (behind) and Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna (right)
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