MCA found dead in a hotel room

Masongaleni Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Mr John Kilonzo who was found dead around 5pm under mysterious circumstances on September 27, 2015 in a room he had booked the previous night in Kibwezi East Constituency. PHOTO | COURTESY

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  • Masongaleni Ward Representative John Kilonzo was found dead around 5pm on Sunday in a room he had booked the previous night in Kibwezi East constituency in mysterious circumstances, area police commander Albert Hama confirmed.
  • According to the police, an attendant of the lodge found that the room booked to the politician was inaccessible.

A ward representative in Makueni County was on Sunday evening found dead in a hotel room in Mtito Andei Town, police have said.

Masongaleni member of the county assembly John Kilonzo was found dead around 5pm in mysterious circumstances on Sunday in a room he had booked the previous night in Kibwezi East constituency, a police commander in the area, Mr Albert Hama, confirmed.

According to the police, an attendant at the lodge found that the room booked to the politician was inaccessible.

She raised the alarm and police were called in before the door was broken and the body of the deceased found.

Mr Hama said: “At this stage, we cannot tell for sure what has caused his death.”

He said police had launched investigations into Mr Kilonzo's death, adding that since he was a politician, the police were “not taking chances” in probing what had caused his death.

Popularly known as Kiluma, Mr Kilonzo was elected on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket.

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