Former Kwale Woman Rep Zainab Kalekye Hassan has died, the family has confirmed.
According to Citizen TV, the politician died of COVID-19. She was battling the disease at a hospital in Nairobi.
Former Kwale Woman Representative Zainabu Chidzuga dies at a Nairobi hospital of suspected Covid-19 pic.twitter.com/P2tyvAE0qd
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 12, 2021
Mrs Chidzuga was the mother to former K24 news anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga.
She served as the first Woman Rep of Kwale County from 2013-2017. However, she lost her position in the 2017 elections.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Government offered her a soft-landing in 2019 after Trade and Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya appointed her to the Special Economic Zones Authority for three years.