Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja is mourning one of the county assembly Member Anastancia Wakesho mombo.
Ms Mombo succumbed Thursday morning after a long illness.
Until her death Mombo served as Taita Taveta County assembly nominated MCA.
In his condolence message to the deceased family, Samboja said the county assembly had lost a dedicated community leader who always championed for gender rights and the rights of the community at grassroots level.
“We have lost a heroine who was always dedicated to her work despite suffering,” said samboja in his condolence message.