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.
Senator Haji, a former long serving Provincial administrator and Cabinet Minister passed away Monday morning aged 80 years.
In his message of condolence, the President eulogised the veteran politician, who until his death was the Chairperson of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Taskforce, as a dependable Kenyan leader and patriot.
“It is very unfortunate that we have lost such a dependable, solid and highly accomplished Kenyan leader.
“Mzee Haji was a highly respected leader and elder whose wisdom, deep knowledge of the Kenyan society and long experience as a public administrator enabled him to serve the country in various leadership roles with distinction for many years,” the President said.
The President said the death of Senator Haji is a big blow to the country especially in the BBI constitutional reform process where his leadership shall be dearly missed.
“Haji was a steward of the BBI process and a strong pillar of our desire to construct a cohesive, peaceful and more progressive Kenyan nation. His stewardship of the initiative shall be missed,” Uhuru eulogised.
Haji is the father to Director of Public prosecution DPP Noordin Haji.
Haji died early Monday morning at the Agha Khan hospital in Nairobi and will be interred at the Lang’ata Muslim cemetery Monday afternoon.