Msambweni Member of Parliament Suleiman Dori passed away
Monday morning, aged 43.
The MP is said to have succumbed to cancer, according to his
party ODM condolence message, after undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan
Hospital in Mombasa.
“We are saddened by the death of our Member and MP for
Msambweni Hon. Suleiman Dori early this morning. Cancer has once again robbed
Kenya a dedicated leader who served his people selflessly. To the people of
Msambweni, Kwale County and the Coast region, poleni sana,” read part of a twit
by the ODM secretariat.
But what will the people of Msambweni constituency, Kwale
County and the entire country remember MP Dori for?
News 9 Kenya takes you through a number of incidences that explains
the character of Dori, as a ‘no nonsense leader’.
In 2016, Mr. Dori took a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta,
following his remarks to the Coast region residents over the 2013 presidential
The MP was annoyed after the president told coast residents
to apologise for not voting him in to the 2013 General Election, saying that
president has missed the mark.
In 2018, when his party leader Raila Odinga had a ceasefire
with his rival President Uhuru Kenyatta in the famous March 9 Handshake, Dori’s
defected his love-affair with ODM
The MP and his Kilifi counterpart Aisha Jumwa defied their
party as they decamping to the Deputy President William Ruto camp, a move that he
said he was not sorry about.
He went ahead, on January 19, 2019, daring party leader
Raila Odinga to sanction his expulsion from the party.
“Leadership comes from God and it is only him who can
decide if I will still be re-elected. How many people were in ODM during
campaigns but still lost the election?”
Suleiman Dori Ramadhani was born on October 19, 1977, in
Msambweni Kwale County.
He, won Msambweni area Parliamentary seat on the ODM party
ticket in 2013.
Thereafter, he was picked as a member of the Departmental
Committee on Lands and Natural Resources and also a member of the Departmental
Committee on Public Works, Roads & Transport.
The MP is will be laid to rest today in the evening,
according to Muslim custom