Political leaders have poured condolence messages to the family of the late former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile.
Ndile succumbed to long illness at the Nairobi hospital at around 4 am Sunday.
According to his son Anthony Kioko Ndile, his father health situation worsened and he has been in and out of hospital.
“However for the last three weeks, our father was admitted at the Nairobi hospital, and on Sunday at around 4 am he went to be with the Lord,” he said.
Deputy President Willam Ruto termed Kalembe as a honest leader who only worked with the community at the grassroots level.
The DP said Ndile had matters of his constituents at the bottom of his heart and he will truly be missed by many.
“Leaders like Ndile strived towards transforming the leadership of this country by ensuring Kenyans at the grassroots level benefit from their local resources,” he said.
Recently, Ndile showed support for Wiper party Presidential aspirant Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and he actually accompanied him to the Coast region during Kalonzo’s political tour.
Kalembe vowed to support Kalonzo in his presidential bid come 2022 general polls.
Kalembe served as Kibwezi Member of Parliament between 2003 to 2007.
He was the Chairperson TipTip political party.
Kalembe once served as Tourism and wildlife Assistant minister during president Mwai Kibaki regime.
He died aged 57 years.