Nominated MCA and ex-KFF Chair Mohamed Hatimy dies of suspected COVID-19
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.”
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
Party leader Raila Odinga, in his condolence message, mourned the deceased as “a dedicated leader in the realms of politics, sports, and business.”
I’ve received with sadness news of the passing of long-serving @TheODMparty Mombasa County Chair Mohamed Hatimy. 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. pic.twitter.com/W8eOlelDFS
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) November 14, 2020
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.
“In Mohamed Hatimy, I have lost a brother and a treasured friend. On behalf of the people of Mombasa and my own behalf I extend my sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family.”
Today Mombasa mourns the loss of one of its gallant sons, Hon. Mohammed Hatimy.
He was not only a dedicated father but devoted husband, a dependable friend and most of all a true patriot.
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— Governor Hassan Joho (@HassanAliJoho) 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
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. pic.twitter.com/aCy7QEA0PS
— James Orengo (@orengo_james) November 14, 2020