Police are investigating circumstances that could have led to the death of a Member of the Makueni County Assembly (MCA). According to police reports the body of Masongaleni MCA John Kilonzo was discovered last evening at around 5pm room No.8 at Friends Inn in Mtito Andei under unclear circumstances.
District Administration Police Commandant (DAPC) Albert Hama said the police were alerted when one of hotel workers raised alarm after she failed to access the room for cleaning.
The DAPC said that Kilonzo had checked in the hotel on Saturday night and that police were not taking the politician’s death lightly.
“We have launched serious investigations into the matter,” he said.
Kilonzo was the only MCA elected on an Orange Democratic Movement party ticket and was the chairperson for the Assembly’s Health Committee.
Only last week, his committee tabled a report at the house calling for the establishment of a cemetery and a dump site in Emali town and his death comes as a shocker.
Meanwhile leaders in the county have continued to send messages of condolences to family, relatives and friends.
Governor Kivutha Kibwana condoled the family and asked the residents of Makueni to desist from speculating on what could have led to the death of the MCA.
“Police are investigating the circumstances leading to his demise and let us not cause extra pain to the family through speculation. For each of us God knows the day and the manner of our departure,” said Kibwana in his official Facebook page.
Speaker Stephen Ngelu said he was saddened by the legislator’s sudden death but appealed for calm as investigations continue.
“Am deeply shocked by the unclear circumstances leading to the death of MCA Kilonzo. Let us remain calm and avoid being speculative as investigations are ongoing,” said the speaker.