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Masoud Mwahima: Former Likoni MP dies

Former Likoni Member of Parliament Masoud Mwahima is dead.

According to reports, the former lawmaker died on Monday night, August 24 at his Vyemani home in Likoni, Mombasa County.

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Mwahima succumbed to asthma complications at around 11 pm, the family said.

The family further said the deceased was suffering from asthma and he had received treatment at St Thomas Hospital on Sunday, August 23.

“We took him to hospital after he had complained of asthma yesterday (Sunday), and when we brought him back, he was okay. Today night when we were seated outside our home, we heard a long silence and when we went to check him, he was dead,” Mwahima’s son said.

Mwahima was first elected to parliament in 2007/2008 on an ODM ticket and re-elected in 2013 where he served until 2016 when he ditched ODM for Jubilee.

He contested the seat on the Jubilee Party ticket in the 2017 election, but lost to current MP Mishi Mboko who won on an ODM ticket.

Mwahima also served as the Shika Adabu councillor, the Mombasa municipal council deputy mayor and later as mayor from 1999 to 2002.

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He was also the chairman of Kanu in Likoni earlier in his political career.

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