Mombasa ODM chairman Mohammed Hatimy, also a nominated MCA has passed on.
Hatimy who was reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 died at 3 am Saturday after his lungs collapsed.
He had been receiving treatment at Mombasa Hospital and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
Hatimy was the husband to Dr Khadija Shikelly, the Mombasa County Medical Services Chief Officer.
He is to be buried on Saturday at Kikowani Cemetery after 1 pm prayers at Ummu Kultum Mosque.
Hatimy’s death comes three weeks after operations at the Mombasa County Assembly were suspended after three Members of the County Assembly tested positive for Covid-19.
All members of the county assembly had undertaken Covid-19 tests prior in what the majority chief whip Junior Wambua said was a routine exercise conducted every three months.
Wambua said operations at the assembly would remain suspended for the next 14 days with the premises set for fumigation.
Other staff at the assembly were also instructed to undertake the Covid-19 tests as contact tracing began.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health on Friday, Mombasa County accounted for 183 positive cases.
In terms of sub-county numbers, Mvita has 64 positive cases while Nyali has 37, Kisauni 32, Likoni 20, Jomvu 19 and Changamwe 11.
The ODM party in honour of Hatimy tweeted, “a beautiful soul has stopped beating. A great man has fallen. The ODM family has lost a good man and leader. Hon Mohamed Hatimy, our Mombasa County Chairman and a second-term nominated MCA, is dead. We shall miss you, Kiongozi.”
A beautiful soul has stopped beating. A great man has fallen. The ODM family has lost a good man and leader. Hon. Mohamed Hatimy, our Mombasa County Chairman and a second term nominated MCA in the County Assembly of Mombasa is dead. We shall miss you kiongozi #RIPHatimy pic.twitter.com/Nx9FQUK6bJ
— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) November 14, 2020
Other leaders in politics also took to social media to mourn the fallen leader
My sincere condolences to the family of Hon Mohamed Hatimy, a man I have known since childhood. He was indeed a beautiful soul. Humble, with a promising political career. My thoughts are with the ODM fraternity in Mombasa County. Rest in Peace Chairman. https://t.co/H78bP8Ad63
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) November 14, 2020
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) November 14, 2020
A beautiful soul has stopped beating. A great man has fallen. The ODM family has lost a good leader. Hon. Mohamed Hatimy, our Mombasa County Chairman and a nominated MCA in the County Assembly of Mombasa . We shall miss you big brother. Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raajiun? pic.twitter.com/fA0e2hwXYi
— ZAMZAM MOHAMMED (@Zamzammohammed7) November 14, 2020
INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILLAHI RAJIUN
Special Member and Chairman of the Mombasa County Parliamentary Finance Committee Mohammed Hatimy has passed away.
May the Lord give the relatives & friends light and patience as He grant him Jannat-ul-Firdaus
Amin Thumma Amin pic.twitter.com/thESei3Ni7
— Hon. Mohamed Abdi Mohamed (@Hon_MohamedAbdi) November 14, 2020
I have learnt with profound sadness the passing of Chairman Mohammed Hatimy, whose life of dedication and loyalty benefited all of us. May Almighty Allah give his family the patience to overcome this loss and dwell him in Jannatul Firdaus. pic.twitter.com/QWOypxAZFL
— Hon. Junet Mohamed, CBS (@JunetMohamed) November 14, 2020