|Prof. Ali Mazrui speaking at the UoN Taifa Hall. Photo/The Star
Mazrui passed away at 3am Kenya time on Monday in the USA where he has been lecturing. Leaders from the coast led by governor Hassan Joho and the county’s senator Omara Hasan eulogised Mazrui as a scholar of note.
Muhuri lobby group’s Khalif Khelif said Mazrui was unwell prior to his demise and said the scholar had wished to be buried in Mombasa.
“He had wished to be buried in Mombasa’s historical Fort Jesus area,” said Khelif.
Plans are underway to transport his body back to Mombasa for burial.
Mazrui was born in Mombasa on February 24, 1933 and is famed for his writings on politics in Africa as well as Islamic studies.
Mazrui studied in Columbia University, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Nuffield College, Oxford.
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