Former Kibwezi Member of Parliament Kalembe Ndile was on Sunday 30th May confirmed dead by his family members.
The former assistant minister for Tourism and Wildlife is understood to have been battling a long illness and had been hospitalized at Nairobi hospital for the last three weeks.
With great shock, I have learnt of the passing of former MP Hon Kalembe Ndile.
The people of Kibwezi and our country have lost a charismatic leader with exceptional grassroots mobilization skills who also cared deeply for the underprivileged.
May He Rest In Eternal Peace. pic.twitter.com/zlQrQX9nHx
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) May 30, 2021
The lawmaker, was appointed director of Tanathi Waterworks, following his failure to secure Mavoko Parliamentary seat in 2017 elections.
During his last public interview, Ndile had disclosed that his political days were still active and that he would be on the ballot come 2022.
“I’ll run for the Mavoko seat again; the last time I went for seat with jubilee, I received 22,000 votes; I’ll run again; if I had the papers, I’d run for Governor,” soted Kalembe during an interview with KTN News
Speaking to the media, his son Antony Kioko confirmed the news, saying the vocal politician died five in the morning on Sunday.