Former Kilifi south MP Mustafa Idd is dead

Mustafa Idd

Former Kilifi south Member of Parliament Mustafa Idd has passed on.

He died on Wednesday morning at the Premier Hospital in Nyali, Mombasa.

He was rushed to the hospital after an Asthma attack and he succumbed at around 3 am.

Reports indicate the former MP could have succumbed to covid-19, though the family says he died of Asthma.

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Omar Kuta, a cousin to Idd said the former MP was taken to the hospital after suffering an asthmatic attack.

“Mustafa Idd is asthmatic and this time he got a serious attack and he was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately he died around 3 am,” said Kuta.

He will be laid to rest today afternoon at his Bomani home in Vipingo his stint in politics, he was a Radio Broadcaster at KBC and later NTV sports newscaster.

Until his death, Mustafa Idd was the chairman, Coast Waterworks Development Agency.

In 2013 Mustafa was approached by Amason Kingi to be his running mate for the Kilifi gubernatorial seat but he declined the offer.

He vied for the Kilifi south Parliamentary seat and garnered 7,305 votes to beat a crowded field of sixteen other contenders including the former Bahari MP the late Benedict Gunda.

He joined active politics in 2007 where he contested for the Bahari parliamentary seat and he was floored by the late Benedict Gunda.

He went back to his journalism profession and concentrated on media consultancy through his company Chancery Media Consultancy Limited

When he joined parliament, he alongside the then Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro ditched ODM and started working with the Jubilee party.

In 2017 he lost the seat to Ken Chonga.

Among the key projects, the MP initiated in his hay days include, Bungu secondary, the Kilifi south MPs and NG-CDF offices, Mtomondoni dispensary, and Mtomondoni secondary school.

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