Garissa Town MP Aden Duale and his family are in mourning after his mother passed away on Tuesday.
The cause of death of Mama Hawa Kosar Shurie was not immediately known with reports indicating she was hospitalised before her condition worsened.
Deputy President William Ruto took to his social media accounts to mourn the late Hawa Kosar Shurie.
Ruto eulogised the late as a devoutly religious, respected and responsible woman who raised upright, hardworking and diligent children despite prevailing tough conditions.
“Our heartfelt condolences to Garissa Township MP Aden Duale. We will remember her as a counsellor and peace advocate who uplifted the less fortunate in society,” Ruto stated.
He also prayed for peace of mind and comfort for the bereaved family and friends of the former Majority Leader in Parliament.
Other leaders also eulogised Duale’s mother, with Garissa County Governor Ali Korane extending his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends the legislator’s mother.
MPs Yussuf Hassan and Adan Keynan also stood with the MP’s family.