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Former Kwale Woman Representative Zainab Kalekye Chidzuga reportedly dies



Former Kwale Woman Representative Zainab Kalekye Chidzuga is dead.

The news of her death was announced on Thursday morning through her daughter Former TV anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga

Her family are in mourning following the passing of the family matriarch and mother, Mama Zainab Chidzuga.

Till her death she was formerly Kwale Woman Representative, she passed away on Thursday with the family yet to disclose what led to her unfortunate death.

May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Before joining politics, Zainab was the Coast Province treasurer for Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO) for more than two decades.

At one point, she also served as the chairperson, MYWO Kwale District. International women politicians like Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton and Sirleaf Johnson inspired her to join politics.

She was a widow and in seeking elective office, had to overcome many negative cultural beliefs regarding women in leadership.

Chidzuga was an ardent supporter of Jubilee government. Former an ally of ODM party leader Raila Odinga who lost re-election to Zuleikha Juma in 2017 polls.

She was among Coast leaders who campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in 2017 repeat.

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