Rabai MP William Kamoti succumbs to Road Accident
Rabai MP William Kamoti has succumbed to a Road Accident at stage ya Maziwa in Mnarani near Kilifi town along the Mombasa Malindi highway.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred on Sunday evening at around 9:30 PM; The MP’s death was confirmed by Kilifi-north police boss Jonathan Koech.
Kamoti Mwamkale’s car is said to have rolled several times after his driver’s failed attempt to overtake a lorry while heading to Mombasa.
“I saw the rolling car and once we reached where it landed, we saw two people, one of them had bolted out of the vehicle while his lower body remained in the car seat. We rescued them but unfortunately, the MP died while we were trying to save their lives,” one of the eyewitnesses, Eric Nyamawi said.
Mwamkale’s body is at Kilifi mortuary and will be buried today by Islamic rites.
He will be ferried to his home in Kilifi town, before being taken to his original home at Mwamruu village in Rabai at about 10 am.
His body will then be taken to Kaliango’mbe Primary School where a mass burial service will be conducted between11 am and 4 pm. The body will then be laid to rest in his new home in Kaliango’mbe.
Mwamkale has been a Rabai member of parliament after he was elected in 2017 under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
Mwamkale’s demise moment came after he was cleared by the IEBC, anticipating to battle back for the Rabai parliamentary seat under ODM under the Azimio-Oka coalition umbrella.
The ODM committee was saddened by the news of Kamoti’s death and promised to stand with his family and Rabai people. Kamoti will be remembered as an ambassador for peace in his Rabai jurisdiction area, for sponsoring the Rabai Super Cup football tournament in 2014 to foster peace among Rabai youths.
“It’s with shock and sadness that we as ODM have received the news of the untimely death of our Mp for Rabai Constituency Hon. William Kamoti Mwamkale, shortly after presenting his nomination papers to IEBC. We stand with the people of Rabai. Rest in Peace Hon. Kamoti,” the ODM party issued a statement saying.
The late MP served as the first Rabai member of parliament elected under the ODM ticket. In the National Assembly, he served as a Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs member.