Nominated MCA and former Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Chairman Mohamed Hatimy on Saturday died of suspected COVID-19 at a Mombasa hospital, the family has said.
Mr. Hatimy is said to have succumbed at around 3am at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after his lungs reportedly collapsed.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party mourned Mr. Hatimy, who was its Mombasa County Chairman, as a “good man and leader.”
“A beautiful soul has stopped beating. A great man has fallen. The ODM family has lost a good man and leader,” read a statement from the party.
“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.
Party leader Raila Odinga, in his condolence message, mourned the deceased as “a dedicated leader in the realms of politics, sports, and business.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, on his part, said: “He was not only a dedicated father but devoted husband, a dependable friend and most of all a true patriot.”
“As a nominated member of the County Assembly of Mombasa, he served the county and the nation with distinction and pride and always yielded impeccable outcomes in every responsibility that was entrusted to him,” he added.