Suleiman Dori Bio – Suleiman Dori Wiki
Suleiman Dori was the Member of Msambweni Parliament. He was born on October 19, 1977, and died on this morning 9, March 2020 at the age of 42.
Earlier Life and Career
He was Born on October 19, 1977, in Msambweni Kwale County.
He attended Gazi Primary School and later joined Waa High School. But he dropped out of school and went to live with his sister in Mombasa where he joined Tudor Secondary School.
Dori teamed up with friends and in 2001 went to Nairobi where he did menial jobs like selling phones. Using the money he earned, he registered for a community development diploma at Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) college.
Suleiman Dori Ramadhani won the area Parliamentary seat on the ODM party ticket in 2013. Thereafter, he was picked as a member of the Departmental Committee on Lands and Natural Resources and also a member of the Departmental Committee on Public Works, Roads & Transport.
While still serving as a loyal ODM member, Dori took a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2016 for the utterances he made when he visited Likoni. During the visit, President Uhuru told Coast residents to apologise to him for not voting for him in the 2013 General Election-a statement which irked Dori.
He trounced his long-term rival Omar Idd Boga, who was at the time Bongwe-Gombato MCA as he garnered 2,780 in the party primaries to fly the flag of ODM in the 2017 poll.
Boga then resigned from ODM to vie as an Independent candidate in the 2017 Elections after he cited irregularities in the primaries. Dori carried the day on the 2017 General Election beating his challengers, Boga and Marere wa Mwachai who had vied on National Vision Party, which was founded by the late former Cabinet Minister Nicholas Biwott.
His love-affair with ODM was however short-lived as he fell out with the party after his party leader Raila Odinga had a ceasefire with his rival President Uhuru Kenyatta in the famous March 9, 2018, Handshake.
Death and Cause
Msambweni Member of Parliament Suleiman Dori died at the Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa at the age of 42, the family announced on Monday morning.
A relative, Shahame Azizi, said he passed on at around 5am at the hospital where he has been receiving treatment for cancer.
“I received the news this morning. His body is at Aga Khan,” Mr Tayari told the Nation.
Kinango MP Benjamin Tayari also confirmed the death.
His body was later moved from the hospital to his rural home in Gazi, Kwale County, for burial in the afternoon in accordance to Muslim customs.