Abdallah Kigoda, Tanzanian politician, died at 61

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Abdallah Omar Kigoda, born November 25, 1953 and died October 12, 2015.

Abdallah was a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Handeni constituency from 1995 to 2015.

He served as the Minister of Industry and Trade.

Abdallah served for a time as Minister of State in the President’s Office for Planning and Privatization.

He overwhelmingly won the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) nomination for Handeni constituency prior to the 2005 parliamentary election, receiving 1,216 votes, while the nearest of his four opponents for the nomination received 94.

Abdallah Kigoda died on 12 October 2015 whilst undergoing treatment in India.