Kenyans are Mourning the death of former Nairobi Speaker Alex Ole Magelo

Former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Alex Ole Magelo has died.

Magelo, who previously served as the chairperson of AFC Leopards, passed away on Saturday, May 8 while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital, Kajiado Governor Joseph Lenku said.

Ole Magelo, a long-serving councillor, was elected as the first Nairobi County Assembly Speaker in 2013 after garnering 43 votes against Paul Mutungi’s 42.

Magelo’s widow – Lucy said the former speaker was admitted to the ICU and had been hospitalised for the past two weeks

Kenyans have joined hands on Twitter in grief to mourn Ole Magelo as a selfless leader led by the ODM Party leader Raila Odinga.

” In Alex Ole Magelo, the Maa have lost a strong and fearless leader who stood up for them without apologies. I have lost a steadfast and reliable friend.

Kenya has lost a patriot, a great football enthusiast and official.

May God comfort Magelo’s family and the Maa nation.” Said the ODM Party Leader.

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