Eldas MCA Ibrahim Abass, of Wajir County, died Sunday after a short illness.
In a statement through the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit, President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a condolence message to the family.
He eulogising Abass as a progressive politician whose transformative leadership will be missed by residents of Eldas Ward.
“The passing away of Abass is a big blow to the people of Eldas Ward and Wajir County,” Kenyatta said.
“The late MCA was a robust and progressive grassroots leader whose down-to-earth approach to leadership enabled him to provide practical solutions to challenges facing his constituents.”
The head of State prayed for fortitude and strength for Abass’ family, friends, Eldas Ward and Wajir County.
Wajir Governor Ahmed Ali described Abass as a passionate leader who was committed to his work as well as advocated for services for the Wajir people.
“I convey my deepest condolences to the family, friends and the people of Eldas Ward and by extension the people of Wajir County over this sudden and painful loss.
“May the Almighty Allah grant him Jannatul-Firdaus and forgive his sins. May Allah, Rahmani Rahim, expand his grave and light it with his blessings, Ameen ya Allah!” he stated.
Eldas MP Adan Keynan also eulogised Abass as an admirable leader.
“He was a brilliant and transformative community servant who served the great people of the Eldas ward with honour and dexterity,” he pointed out.
Ibrahim had been elected on a Party for Development and Reform (PDR) ticket during the 2017 General elections.