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ODM MCA Dies When Taita Taveta Parliament Loses Three MPs For One Year –


The Taita Taveta County Government is mourning the death of MCA-appointed Joyce Mwangoji.

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According to Taita Taveta Parliament Speaker Meshack Maganga an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) MP died Sunday morning while being rushed to St Joseph’s Shelter of Hope Hospital on the outskirts of Voi.

The speaker said Mwangoji had complained to him that he was not feeling well.

“He told me he was under medication and did not complain that it was bad,” Maganga said, adding that funeral arrangements were underway.

The deceased is the sister of former Taveta MP Mwacharo Kubo.

She becomes the third woman MP to die in office in the past year after Beatrice Mwabili and Anastanzia Wakesho.

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Mwabili was diagnosed with gallstones cancer in March last year while undergoing treatment at Nairobi Hospital.

Mwabili, who was the only female MCA elected in the 2017 General Elections, served in Wundanyi-Mbale ward.

Wakesho died in December 2019. The appointed MCA was battling breast cancer.

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