Veteran Kenyan politician Mohamed Yusuf Haji, 80,  has died at the Aga Khan Hospital, in Nairobi where he was recieving treatment.

Haji chaired the government’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) task force, which is working on recommendations on how to end cyclical electoral violence.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga described Haji, who also represented the north-eastern county of Garissa in the senate, as a dedicated patriot and humble servant.

Kenya’s presidency also said, the death of Senator Haji was a big blow to the country especially in the BBI constitutional reform process.