Nairobi County Assembly Deputy Minority Leader Mellab Lumalah has died today morning after a long illness.
Lumalah, who was a nominated Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Member of County Assembly, passed away in India where he was undergoing cancer treatment.
Confirming the news, Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura described Lumalah’s demise as a great loss to the assembly.
“It’s a sad moment and great loss for the Assembly and the County at large,” said Mutura.
“Mellab was part of the house leadership and carried out her duties effectively.”
Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu eulogised the late Lumalah as a ‘no-nonsense personality who fought to be heard in instances she felt she was not heard’.
“She broke many barriers by becoming nominated MCA and was later appointed as the Nairobi Deputy Minority leader. Her biggest aspiration this year was to vie for an elected seat in this year’s General election,” Kananu stated.
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris was the first leader to break the news to the public, where he eulogized the deceased as ‘loyal, passionate and dedicated’.
“Saddened to learn that Nominated MCA Hon Mellab Lumalah has passed. She was loyal, passionate and dedicated to service. My condolences to her dear husband Afwayi and their son,” Passaris tweeted today morning.
The deceased was appointed the deputy minority leader in 2020 as the ODM party streamlined its leadership at the assembly.