Late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji laid to rest

The late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji has been laid to rest Monday afternoon at the Lang’ata Muslim Cemetery.

President Kenyatta led a host of leaders to the late Garissa’s Senator Burial ceremony shortly after attending the funeral service of the late Simeon Nyachae in Gusii Stadium, Kisii County.

Notable leaders present who attended the burial of Yusuf Haji included Deputy President William Ruto, ODM Leader Raila Odinga, Speaker Lusaka and Members of Parliament among others.

Speaking at the burial ceremony, the President eulogised Mzee Haji as a steadfast, brave and progressive leader who spent almost his entire adult life serving the Kenyan nation.

The President condoled with the Haji family saying he had received condolence messages from leaders across the world who extolled the departed leader as a gifted peacemaker.

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.

Earlier, leaders across the country united in grief following the passing on of Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji on Sunday night.

Deputy President William Ruto described Haji as a selfless, progressive, dependable and committed champion for a more united and inclusive Kenya.

“We will fondly remember Honourable Haji as a leader who robustly upheld and reinforced the reputation and integrity of public service. Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji was a gifted politician, modest yet strategic schemer with ground-breaking mediation skills,” He said.

He was buried after 4 pm prayers at the South C Mosque in Nairobi.

The 80-year-old Senator died Sunday night while receiving treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi County.

Until his death was the co-chair of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Taskforce.


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