Yusuf Haji, a paragon of pan-Kenyan vision and conviction to the very end

Senator Yusuf Haji

Senator Yusuf Haji. He died on February 15, 2021. 

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Haji hailed from the Abdalla subclan of the Ogaden and Borana from his mother’s line.
  •  In 2014, he oversaw the signing of a peace agreement between the Degodia and Garre communities to end perennial clashes.

The apple, they say, does not fall far from the tree. This is true of the fallen Garissa Senator, Mzee Mohamed Yusuf Haji, a gentle giant and a man of pan-Kenyan vision and conviction who died on Monday morning.


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