Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has confirmed the passing of ex-FKF chairman Mohammed Hatimy.
Hatimy who served as the FKF Chairman around 2007 to 2011 before being succeeded by Sam Nyamweya passed on at around 3:00 AM, after succumbing to lung infection. His passing was confirmed by the Mombasa County Assembly Speaker Aharub Khatri.
Reports suggest that Hatimy passed succumbed to COVID-19 as he was among seven Mombasa MCAs who tested positive for the virus.
"He passed on at 3 am. He was suffering from a lung infection," said Khatri as quoted by Jambonews.
"It is with great sadness that I am compelled to deliver this message of condolence and tribute to a great man who promoted football in Kenya as an administrator.We have learnt with shock, horror and disbelief the death of my senior Football Kenya Limited (FKL) chairman Mohammed Hatimy following his untimely death last night." - Nick Mwendwa.
"A man of all seasons he was. Devastated by the death of Mohammed Hatimy. A gallant patriot. Never afraid to put up a fight for what he believed in and progressive and humanitarian causes. He has left big footprints in soccer, politics, public service, business and charity." - James Orengo.
"I have learnt with profound sadness the passing of Chairman Mohammed Hatimy, whose life of dedication and loyalty benefited all of us. May Almighty Allah give his family the patience to overcome this loss and dwell him in Jannatul Firdaus." - Junet Mohamed.
"We convey our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Football Kenya Limited president and member of the Mombasa County Assembly, Hon Mohammed Hatimy on his passing on. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un." - Bandari Football Club.