Immediate former Kilifi South Member of Parliament Mustafa Iddi has died at the age of 50 years.
According to his family, the deceased passed away on Wednesday morning at the Premier Hospital in Mombasa.
Omar Kuta, a cousin to Iddi said the former lawmaker was rushed to hospital after developing breathing complications in what he described as an asthma attack.
“Mustafa is asthmatic and this time he got a serious attack and was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately he died around 3 am,” said Kuta.
The family is expected to lay him to rest later on in the day.
Iddi was elected MP in 2013 on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket but lost the seat to Ken Chonga in 2017.
He had unsuccessfully contested for the Bahari Constituency in 2007.
Before joining politics, Iddi was a radio broadcaster at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). He later moved to NTV where he served as a sports news anchor.