After conceding defeat to the incumbent of Grand Cape Mount County electoral District #1, Marayah Miamen Kiadii was pronounced dead on October 30, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital following a period of illness. She was 49.
Mrs. Kiadii contested on the ticket of the Grand True Whig Party.
The Grand Cape Mount District #1 is represented at the Legislature by Aaron B. Vincent,who was re-elected on the ticket of the governing Unity Party (UP).
A medical report from the John F. Kennedy Hospital released to the family confirmed that Mrs. Kiadii died of “renal failure” or kidney damage.
But family members on condition of anonymity, and those who supported her during the October 10 elections are yet to be convinced of the cause of death as reported by the deceased’s medical report. They claim that the late Kiadii had no record of kidney problem.
But sources close to the bereaved family informed this newspaper that Mrs. Kiadii used to take herbs whenever she was in poor health.
“I am deeply saddened to have learned of the sudden passing of Mrs. Kiadii. She was a longtime activist in our district, a founding and executive member of the New Liberian Party’s Canadian Chapter and she will be missed by many,” a family statement said.
The family said that the late Mrs. Kiadii was a founding member, Mother, and Head of the women’s department of the Abundant Life in Christ Outreach Ministry, and General Secretary of the Board of directors of Key-Action Network (KAN), a Canadian based organization operating in West Africa.
The deceased, according to family members, helped to establish the Federation of Liberian Associations in Canada.
She was a daughter of Nimba County, married to Theophilus Kiadii of Grand Cape Mount County. She leaves to mourn her loss two children, Theophilus Kiadii, Jr. and Jennet Kiadii, a host of relatives and many friends and well wishers both at home and abroad.