President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday condoled with the family of former Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima following his death last night.
In his message, President Kenyatta described Mwahima as an astute grassroots mobilizer, witty leader, and elder statesman whose development legacy speaks volumes about his character.
"Mzee Mwahima was an approachable, witty and, visionary elder and leader who offered wise counsel and outstanding service to the people of Mombasa especially his Likoni Constituency for decades.
"As a politician, Mzee Mwahima was a strong champion for community development projects, a trait that enabled him to rise through Mombasa politics having served as a councilor, mayor of Mombasa and MP for Likoni Constituency for two terms," Mr Kenyatta said in mourning the departed leader.
Mwahima, 78, served as deputy mayor and later as mayor of Mombasa from 1999 to 2002 before being elected Likoni MP in 2007, a position he served for two terms. Previously, he was councilor for Shika Adabu ward and Likoni KANU branch Chairman.
The President wished the family of the Hon Mwahima and the people of Likoni God's comfort as they come to terms with the passing away of their patriarch and long-serving leader.