Rabai Member of Parliament William Kamoti Mwamkale died in a road accident along Maziwa – Mombasa – Malindi highway.
Kilifi North OCPD Jonathan Koech confirmed the incident and said the accident occurred around 9.00 pm on Sunday.
He confirmed the driver also sustained some injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
According to the police, his car rolled into a ditch after swerving to avoid colliding with an oncoming truck.
The ODM legislator is said to have earlier presented his nomination credentials to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire said the deceased had been cleared by the IEBC to contest on an ODM ticket.
Kamoti, a trained lawyer, was first elected MP for Rabai constituency in 2013. At the time, the constituency had just been created under the new constitution.