By Michael Barnabe
Nominated member of county assembly, Mellab Lumallah is dead.
The nominated lawmaker from kabiro word, Dagoretti north died on Sunday night following a protracted battle with illness. This is according to sources at the Nairobi county assembly. The public learned of her death on Monday morning.
Mellab had been suffering from a suspected bile cancer and died while having specialized treatment in India, according to the assembly’s speaker Benson Mutura.
“She’s been sick for a long time and has been in and out of hospitals.
She was taken to a Nairobi hospital for specialized care, but she did not survive’’ Mutura explained.
The first leader to break the news to the public was Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris, who praised the deceased as “faithful, passionate, and dedicated.”
“I am saddened to learn that Hon Mellab Lumalah, Nominated MCA, is no more’’.
She was devoted to service, faithful, and enthusiastic.’’ Passaris noted
On Monday morning, Passaris tweeted, “My condolences to her wonderful husband Afwayi and their son.”
Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu has joined the county assembly in mourning the nominated MCA who was also ODM Deputy Minority leader.
In a statement to newsrooms, Kananu described the late Lumalah as a ‘no-nonsense personality who fought to be heard in instances she felt she was not heard’.
“When she was selected for MCA and afterwards chosen as Nairobi’s Deputy Minority Leader, she shattered several barriers.”Her main goal this year was to run for an elected seat in the General Election,” Kananu explained.
Edited By Kamadi Amata