Eldas Member of County Assembly (MCA) Ibrahim Abass has passed on in Wajir County.
The Eldas lawmaker died on Sunday evening, July 4, 2021 at Wajir airport while awaiting a medical emergency flight to Nairobi.
His death was confirmed by the new Wajir Governor Ahmed Ali Muktar.
In his message of condolence to the family of the late lawmaker, the governor 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!” Ahmed stated.
Eldas Member of Parliament Adan Keynan also mourned the departed MCA as a brilliant and transformative community servant.
“He was a brilliant and transformative community servant who served the great people of the Eldas ward with honour and dexterity,” Keynan stated.
The late Ibrahim was elected as the Eldas MCA on a Party for Development and Reform (PDR) ticket during the 2017 General elections.
This comes as the Wajir County government has been on the spot in the recent past due to the controversies surrounding the Gubernatorial position for the county.
The former Wajir Governor, Mohamed Abdi Mohamud was impeached by the Senate on Monday, May 17, 2021 over abuse of office and graft allegations and was replaced by Ahmed Ali Muktar.
Despite the ouster, Mohamud continued to participate in county projects with the recent been the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee (NDICCC) chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiangi.
However Mohamud was ejected from the meeting after the organizers noticed that Wajir has been represented by two governors.