Former Kenyan Member of Parliament Salim Mwavumo has passed on.
The deceased breathed his last at his Mombasa’s home On Monday, August 30.
Mombasa-based tycoon Suleiman Shahbal announced his demise. The businessman mourned him as a father figure who helped him through the ropes.
“I have, with deep sorrow and profound sadness received news of the death of Mzee Salim Mwavumo the leader of Likoni Wamiji Council of Elders. Mzee Mwavumo, who also served as Likoni MP was like a father to me, I respected and valued his wise counsel,” said Shahbal.
The late Mwavumo served as Likoni lawmaker between 1992 and 1997 after being elected on Ford-Kenya. However, he lost his seat in 1997 to Rashid Suleiman Shakombo of the Shirikisho party.
Before joining the Parliament, he served as a councillor in the defunct Municipal Council of Mombasa in the early 1960s.
The deceased hit headlines in the media house in the country in 2015 after his wife Zainab Mwavumo went missing in Saudi Arabia after a reported Hajj Stampede. Eight Kenyans reportedly died in the tragedy.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.