President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Nabhany, a renowned Kiswahili scholar and poet.
The President eulogized the late Nabhany as a great scholar who contributed immensely to research on Kiswahili language in the country and abroad.
“We will always appreciate the late Nabhany’s writing and teaching of the Kiswahili language, poetry and culture which gained recognition globally,” President Kenyatta said.
President Kenyatta said the death of the distinguished scholar leaves a huge vacuum that will be hard to fill.
“At this moment of sorrow and grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the late Nabhany’s family, relatives and friends. It is my prayer that the Almighty God will give you all the strength to bear the loss,” President Kenyatta said.
The distinguished scholar died this morning and was due to be buried at his Matondoni home in Lamu County later in the day according to the Islamic culture.