The family of former teacher Nancy Wanjala Mwashumbe has been thrown into mourning following her sudden demise.
Mwashumbe, who was eying the Chaani ward representative seat in the forthcoming elections, perished in a grisly road accident at Ngutunyi along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway.
In the Thursday, April 7, tragedy, the saloon car which the deceased was travelling in rammed into a trailer.
According to the former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar, Mwashumbe was travelling to her brother’s funeral slated for tomorrow Saturday, April 9.
“On my behalf and that of my family, I wish to convey our deepest condolences to her family, friends and supporters and more particularly her husband George Kachumbo Mbogholi and their children.
I have lost a friend and a source of encouragement and strength. Nancy will be remembered as a kind and loving person, a teacher to many, a mentor, a leader and an exceptionally good soul whose impact on our society will live forever,” said Omar.
The deceased, who was a teacher by profession, resigned from her position as Deputy Headmistress of the Coast Girls High School in Mombasa on February 9, to venture into politics.
She was contesting for the Chaani Ward seat in Changamwe, Mombasa county on Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
Wesly Kibet Kogo
Mwashumbe’s death comes hours after the demise of another aspirant, Wesley Kibet Kogo.
Kogo, who was eyeing the Nandi Hills parliamentary seat died in a grisly road accident on Thursday, April 7 in Kangemi, Nairobi County.
The UDA politician who was popularly known as Tingeet died while heading to a radio show at vernacular radio station, KASS FM.
His body was moved to the City mortuary.
Kogo’s demise came as a shocker to many and he was eulogised as a promising leader.
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