Kenyans woke up to sad news that Garissa Senator Mohammed Yusuf Haji passed away early this morning.
Leaders led by the president Uhuru Kenyatta mourned the Senator who was at forefront championing for the building bridges initiative in the country.
Senator Yusuf Haji died aged of 80 years, at at Aga Khan University Hospital located in Nairobi county.
Family members confirmed that the renowned politician was flown outside the country for treatment a fortnight ago and was brought back to Agha Khan where he lost his life.
The spokesperson of the family revealed that Haji died from multiple organ failure.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family, acquaintances and residents of Garissa County following the death of their Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji.
The President said the death of Senator Haji was a big blow to the country especially in the BBI constitutional reform process where his leadership shall be dearly missed.
The Head of State wished the family, friends and relatives of the departed leader God’s comfort as they come to terms with his demise.
Haji will be remembered for leading the war against the Al Shaabab terrorists in Somali, he was a long time administrator who served in various areas including the vast Rift Valley between 1970 and 1998.
The late senator was nominated to Parliament in 2002. And in 2007, went against all odds to elected to Parliament unopposed as Ijara MP.
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