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Mombasa County Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party Chairperson Mohamed Hatimy is dead.
Hatimy died at Mombasa Hospital on Saturday, November 14 morning at around 3am.
Upon his death, Hatimy was a second term nominated MCA in Mombasa and was among the seven MCAs who had tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the closure of the assembly in October 27, 2020.
ODM has eulogised Hatimy as a great man and good leader, with party leader Raila Odinga saying, “He was a dedicated leader in the realms of politics, sports, and business. May God grant his family strength at this difficult moment and may His Soul Rest In Peace.”
Governor Ali Hassan Joho said Mombasa County “mourns the loss of one its gallant sons. According to Joho, Hatimy served the county and the nation with distinction and pride, and always yielded impeccable outcomes in every responsibilty that was entrusted to him.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa said that in Hatimy, the football fraternity has lost a “great soccer leader”.
Mohamed Hatimy served as Football Kenya Limited boss between 2007 to 2011. He also served in several FIFA and Confederation of African Football committees.
Siaya Senator James Orengo said: “A man of all seasons he was. Devastated by the death of Mohammed Hatimy. A gallant patriot. Never afraid to put up a fight for what he believed in and progressive and humanitarian causes. He has left big footprints in soccer, politics, public service, business and charity.”
“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,” said Suna East MP Junet Mohamed.
“#RIPHatimy fare thee well Chairman. To his family, friends and the The ODM Party fraternity in Mombasa, poleni sana. May God rest his soul in eternal peace,” tweeted ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna.
“I first met Mohammed Hatimy when he was chairman of Football Kenya back in the day. I was then a news reporter at Citizen TV. We then later met as we served in different capacities in The ODM party. A good man he was. Today, I have learned of his death. Sad.”- ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale.