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    MP dies after hit-and-run motorcycle crash

    A Kenyan lawmaker has died while receiving treatment at a hospital after being involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in the capital, Nairobi.

    Kullow Maalim Hassan was a second-term MP for Banisa constituency in north-eastern Kenya.

    His family told local outlets that the MP was hit on Saturday by a speeding motorcycle rider. He was pronounced dead on Tuesday night.

    Lawmakers have been paying tributes to their colleague on social media.

    “Maalim was a dedicated and committed public servant,” said Kimani Ichung’wah, the majority leader in parliament.

    “Kulow was a good person and particularly dedicated to his oversight as well as other parliamentary duties,” said Kibwezi West MP Mwengi Mutuse.

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