A seasoned Kenyan Politician has succumbed to the deadly Covid-19, local private radio Capital Fm in Nairobi reported early on Saturday.
According to the announcement Mohammed Hatimy was an outspoken County Assembly member in Mombasa.
“He passed on at 3am. He was suffering from lung infection,” Mombasa County Assembly Speaker Ibrahim Khatri said. He had been admitted to Mombasa Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Hatimy, who was also the Chairman of county’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), died on Saturday morning.
He is survived with wife Dr. Khadija Shikelly, the Mombasa County Medical Services Chief Officer.
Hatimy was among seven Mombasa County Assembly members who tested positive leading to the temporary closure of the assembly on October 27.
He chaired the Finance Committee in Mombasa County Assembly.
His family said they were planning to bury him at the Kokowani Cemetery later Saturday.