RIP

UPDATE: [PHOTOS] Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji buried at Langata Cemetery

As per the Muslim tradition, the legislator is expected to be buried on Monday afternoon.

In Summary

• Several politicians arrived at Haji's home to condole with the family. 

• President Uhuru Kenyatta is also expected to attend the burial ceremony.

Family members arrive at the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji's home at Riverside on February 15, 2021.
Family members arrive at the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji's home at Riverside on February 15, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji was buried at the Langata Cemetery in Nairobi on Monday according to Muslim customs.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga attended the burial.

Family, friends and colleagues of the late senator had earlier gathered at his home in Riverside, Nairobi, to pay their final respects following his passing.

Haji passed away on Monday morning aged 80 years at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi after a long illness.

He had been flown in from Turkey on Saturday where he had been since December for treatment.

Family members carry the body of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji into a hearse to be transported to a mosque in South C for prayers.
Family members carry the body of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji into a hearse to be transported to a mosque in South C for prayers.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dorcas Oduor and Sports CS Amina Mohammed arrive to condole with the family of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dorcas Oduor and Sports CS Amina Mohammed arrive to condole with the family of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Several politicians arrived at Haji's home to condole with the family. Some of the legislators present include, Garissa Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane, Garissa town MP Aden Duale, Siaya Senator James Orengo, National Land Commission Esther Murungu, Treasury CS Ukur Yatani, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dorcas Oduor, Sports CS Amina Mohammed among others.

Treasury CS Ukur Yatani discusses burial arrangements with the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji's family members.
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani discusses burial arrangements with the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji's family members.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
Siaya Senator James Orengo and National Land Commissioner Esther Murugi arrive at the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji's home
Siaya Senator James Orengo and National Land Commissioner Esther Murugi arrive at the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji's home
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

A family spokesman had earlier on said Haji had multiple body organ failure.

Before his admission to hospital late last year, Haji had a hip injury in his house.

The sister of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji mourns upon arrival at her brother's house
The sister of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji mourns upon arrival at her brother's house
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Since then, according to the family, he had to be admitted to hospitals.

Up to last year, he served as the chairman of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) task force.

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale condoles with the family of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji
Garissa Township MP Aden Duale condoles with the family of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

He is the father of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji.

He served as a District Commissioner and Provincial Commissioner for long in the old Constitution.

The hearse on which the body of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji was transported.
The hearse on which the body of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji was transported.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
Family members carry the body of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji into a hearse to be transported to a mosque in South C for prayers
Family members carry the body of the late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji into a hearse to be transported to a mosque in South C for prayers
Image: CHARLENE MALWA