Grief has struck the residents of Chewani Ward in Tana River County after their member of the County Assembly died in a grisly road accident early Saturday morning.
Mr. Hamisi Iddi Deye died instantly after the saloon car he was traveling in hit a stationary lorry in the Kurawa area of Adu Ward in Magarini Sub County, Kilifi County.
His driver, however, escaped death by a whisker, although the car, registration number KDK 834 R, was extensively damaged.
The MCA was being driven from Malindi town towards Hola, Tana River County.
Magarini Sub County Police Commander Daniel Kiviu confirmed the accident, although he could not provide details as he was yet to be briefed by the Traffic Police officers on the ground.
The body of the first-term MCA, who was at one time Governor Dhadho Godhana’s board guard, was taken to a private mortuary in Malindi town by Traffic Police officers.
Leaders and residents took to social media to express their shock at the sudden demise of the MCA, who was fondly known as Mheshimiwa Ndoeni.
Garsen Central MCA Masha Boru and his Kipini West counterpart, Musa Wario, who spoke to journalists at the mortuary, eulogized Mr. Iddi as a dedicated servant of the people.
Later, Deye served as the Deputy Minority Leader and Chairman of the Budget and Appropriation Committee in the County Assembly of Tana River.
By Emmanuel Masha