Bicameral parliament speakers and entire parliament have condoled the family of the late Msambweni member of parliament Suleiman Dori, over his untimely demise.
National Speaker Justin Muturi speaking during Tuesday parliamentary session, condoled with the family of Dori and Mswambweni constituents following the legislator’s death.
“As you are already aware, the week started off on a very sad note for the National Assembly, the residents of Kwale County and indeed the nation as a whole following the demise of Hon. Suleiman Dori Ramadhani, MP. “Muturi said
He said that the legislator was a steadfast leader who championed economic initiatives on the coast especially the need for government to pump funds to leverage the coconut industry also pushing for insurance covers to farmers on the coast especially those ones who were engaged in the coconut industry.
“Honorable Members, the Late Hon. Suleiman Dori was committed to the economic empowerment of farmers, and strongly supported a Motion seeking the Government’s financial support and relief to cushion coconut farmers in the coastal region as well as the proposed inclusion of coconut insurance under the National Agricultural Insurance Programme.”Muturi said
During his first term in Parliament, the Hon. Suleiman Dori had a career as a member of the Departmental Committee on Lands as well as the Departmental Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing where he contributed immensely to the work of the two Committees.
He rejoined the Departmental Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing in the current Parliament and has been serving as a vocal and dedicated Member of the Committee.
The speaker pointed out that Dori was vocal in matters of legislation especially bills and question sessions in the house.
As a passionate advocate for use of Kiswahili in the House and in other public institutions, the late Hon. Dori was instrumental in calling the National Council for Law Reporting to progressively translate all laws of Kenya into Kiswahili and indeed the now realized translation of our Standing Orders into Kiswahili
Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka said that Dori was a steadfast legislator whose contribution was core to his constituents.
Contributing to the house Kilifi senator Stewart, Madzayo urged Kwale county through governor Salim Mvurya to chip in and help Doris foundation where 50 students were getting sponsorships to access education.
Mombasa senator Mohammed Faki termed Dori as a champion in economical, educational and coastal rights matters.
The legislator passed on Monday morning, the 9th day of March 2020, while undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa.
The late Hon. Suleiman Dori Ramadhani was born on 19th October 1977, and attended Tudor Secondary School and later the other institutions, including the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), Mombasa, where he was trained on Community Development. Honorable Members, the late Hon. Suleiman Dori’s parliamentary career commenced in March 2013 following his election by the people of Msambweni Constituency, Kwale County, as their representative.
Subsequently, he was re-elected to the August House in August 2017.