Former Nairobi County Assembly speaker Alex Ole Magelo is dead.

Ole Magelo is reported to have succumbed to complications emanating from Covid-19 at a hospital in Nairobi on Tuesday after he fell ill a fortnight ago.

The former long-serving councilor was elected Nairobi County Assembly Speaker on March 22, 2013 after garnering 43 votes to beat challenger Mutunga Mutungi, who got 42 votes.

He, however, withdrew from the race to succeed Beatrice Elachi in August last year in favour of the Jubilee Party candidate Benson Mutura, who is the current Assembly Speaker.

Ole Magelo once served as the AFC Leopards Football Club Chairman and later as a board member of the Kenya Leather Development Council.