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Suleiman Dori: DP Ruto mourns fallen legislator, says he was ‘focused and fearless’

Deputy President William Ruto has mourned the fallen Msambweni legislator Suleiman Dori describing him as hardworking and focussed.

Dori succumbed to cancer aged 43 on the morning of Monday, March 9 at the Agha Khan Hospital in Mombasa.

Ruto hailed the legislator as one who championed for the empowerment of the people of Msambweni.

He posted on Facebook:

“Mheshimiwa Suleiman Dori was a progressive figure who tirelessly championed for the empowerment of the people of Msambweni; he was hardworking, focussed, fearless, with an inextinguishable love for everyone,” wrote DP Ruto.

Ambitious, ingenious and committed to public service, Mheshimiwa Dori was indomitable, a moral enthusiast whose leadership advocated for equal justice. We will miss his firmness, wise counsel and vigour to improve the lives of the people in the Coastal region.

Our prayers to the Dori family, friends and the people of Msambweni. Rest In Peace.”

Dori who was first elected to Parliament in 2013 would be re-elected in the 2017 poll on ODM ticket.

He would thereafter join the bandwagon of ODM legislators from the region who openly backed DP Ruto to the chagrin of the orange party’s leadership.

In early 2019, a section of ODM MPs called for Dori, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani to be expelled from the party.

But unfettered Dori defiantly told off his opponents insisting that he was elected by people of Msambweni and not ODM.

However, in March 2019, the MP changed his mind and apologised to ODM leadership and was pardoned.

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