Former Likoni MP Mwalimu Masoud Mwahima is dead.
Mwahimu died on Monday night, August 24, at around 11 p.m. at his home in Vyemani, Likoni sub-county, Mombasa.
The legislator’s family disclosed that he died of asthma-related complications.
Mwahimu, who also served as the Mayor of Mombasa had received treatment at St Thomas Hospital on Sunday.
“He was okay when we brought him back. However, today night when we were seated outside our home, there was a long silence and we went to check on him, only to find him dead,” his son told Daily Nation.
The former Likoni legislator lost the 2017 election to the incumbent MP Mishi Mboko, in a disputed poll.
Mr Mwahima was first elected to parliament in 2007/2008 on an ODM ticket and re-elected in 2013 where he served until 2016 when he ditched the party and joined Jubilee.
He contested the seat on the Jubilee Party ticket in the 2017 election, but lost to current MP Mishi Mboko who won on an ODM ticket.
Mr Mwahima moved to the ruling party after claiming that there were plans by ODM leaders in Mombasa to deny him the ticket.
A week before he officially announced that he would decamp to Jubilee, Mr Mwahima caused a stir after he was photographed leaving State House Mombasa with a huge “brown envelope”.
Before being elected to parliament, Mr Mwahima served as the Shika Adabu councillor, the Mombasa municipal council deputy mayor and later as mayor from 1999 to 2002.
He was also the chairman of Kanu in Likoni earlier in his political career.