Seif Kajembe, the son of former Changamwe Member of Parliament (MP) Ramadhan Kajembe, is dead.
Seif died in India Tuesday morning, when he was receiving treatment for kidney-related complications, his father Ramadhan Kajembe said.
Seif’s body is expected to be transported to Kenya later Tuesday.
According to Ramadhan Kajembe, Seif’s burial plans are underway and he will be laid to rest on the day his body arrives in the country, according to Islamic practice.
Speaking at his Mikindani Jomvu home on Tuesday, Ramadhan Kajembe said his son was living with chronic kidney disease.
Leaders from the Coastal region, led by former Kenya’s Ambassador to Tanzania, Chirau Ali Mwakwere, have sent their condolence messages to Mr Ramadhan.
“Seif had political ambitions, and was working toward realising his dream of becoming a politician. May he rest in peace,” said Mwakwere.
In the run-up to 2013 general election, Ramadhan Kajembe told off those who were criticising his son, Seif Ramadhan’s bid to become Jomvu’s MP in the March 4, 2013 general election.
Kajembe said the critics, who were claiming that he was practising hereditary politics by fronting Seif for the constituency created from his, were biased.
Ramadhan Kajembe ran for Mombasa Senator seat, but lost out to former Senator Hassan Omar in the March 4, 2013 general election.
Kajembe said then: “Seif is an adult with a sound mind who is capable of making independent decisions.”
Seif Kajembe, who ran for Changamwe MP seat in 2013, was trounced by Badi Twalib.
Badi defeated Seif after ditching ODM for Wiper, with claims he had been rigged out of the nominations in favour of Kajembe’s son.
Ramadhan Kajembe had controlled the larger Changamwe politics for more than 30 years.
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