Singer and entrepreneur, Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee has eulogised fallen politician Kalembe Ndile as a man with a golden heart. In a post made on her Facebook account, Akothee expressed shock and grief on learning of the politician’s death.
The former Kibwezi MP passed on in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Nairobi hospital aged 57. Up to his death, he was an entrepreneur and was eyeing the parliamentary seat for Mavoko constituency.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday eulogised the late politician as an “astute fighter for human rights and a lively politician who loved and worked with everyone, and always held the interests of the country at heart.”
2/2 “It is unfortunate that death has taken from us the Hon Kalembe Ndile in his prime. He was a lively politician who loved and worked with everyone, and always held the interests of the country at heart,” the President said.
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— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) May 30, 2021
Deputy President William Ruto on his part described the former legislator as a master of equal justice while former Prime Minister Raila Odinga described the late politician as a “charismatic leader with exceptional grassroots mobilization skills who also cared deeply for the underprivileged.”
Mheshimiwa Kalembe Ndile devoted his life to serve the people of Kibwezi. He was a master of equal justice who set an incredible example of service to all. He will best be remembered for his modesty, insights, independent voice and fighting for the rights of the underprivileged. pic.twitter.com/CjqEro7DyW
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) May 30, 2021
Other leaders who mourned the late legislator include Machakos governor Alfred Mutua, Wiper Democratic Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former Kathiani MP, Wavinya Ndeti.
Ndile will be remembered for his zeal in championing for the rights of the poor in society and especially the landless.
Featured Image: Courtesy of Akothee, Facebook