The Taita Taveta county assembly is once again mourning one of its members.
Ronald Sagurani, Mahoo Ward Member of the County Assembly died last night at the Pandya Memorial hospital in Mombasa.
His demise that occurred at around 10 on Tuesday night was made public by Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja.
Sagurani was serving his second term as Mahoo MCA, elected on a Jubilee ticket.
Samboja termed Sagurani as a dedicated servant of the people and until his death he was the minority leader in the assembly.
“It is with profound sorrow that I have received the sad news of the passing on of Mahoo Member of County Assembly Hon. Ronald Sagurani,” Said Governor Samboja in a statement.
He said Sagurani’s unmatched dedication to serve not only the people of Mahoo but the entire County of Taita Taveta has seen devolution achieve a lot through quality service delivery and development.
“MCA Sagurani was a foremost leader who served his people diligently and will be missed by many,” He further said.
Samboja continued, “On behalf of myself, my family and the people of Taita Taveta County, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, relatives and the people of Mahoo for the loss. My thoughts are with you and I pray that Almighty God grant you strength to endure the loss.
The dark moments
Sagurani’s death sums the number of MCA’s who lost their lives in the Taita Taveta county assembly to four.
In December, 2019, Nominated MCA Anastacia Wakesho succumbed.
Later, in March 2020, the only elected female MCA Beatrice Mwabili succumbed to gall bladder cancer. She was the only female MCA voted in by Wundanyi-Mbale Ward residents in the 2017 general elections.
[Former Taita Taveta Nominated MCA Joyce Mwangoji. She died in April, 2021. Photo/Courtesy.]
An ODM Nominated MCA Joyce Mwangoji also passed on in April, 2021.
Taita Taveta County Assembly Speaker Meshack Maghanga expressed his shock over the sudden death of Sagurani.
“We have nothing much to say but thank God for the life we spent with the late Sagurani, may his soul rest in peace,” he said.