Aden Duale in mourning

Our father, elder and leader passed away last night - Duale

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale mourns death of Mzee Ali Ibrahim Osman (Ali Ethiopia)

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is in mourning following the death of one Mzee Ali Ibrahim Osman alias Ali Ethiopia.

The Garissa Township legislator on Monday disclosed that Mzee Ali had died on Sunday night without revealing the cause of the elder's death.

"Our father, elder and leader Mzee Ali Ibrahim Osman (Ali Ethiopia) passed away late last night. May Allah (swt) grant him jaanatul Firdowas [paradise]," Duale tweeted.

The deceased was a prominent member of Garissa county council of elders who lobby for the marginalized group.

Garissa County and the 2019 census

Duale recently joined politicians from the North Eastern region counties in rejecting the preliminary results of the 2019 national population and housing census.

The NE bloc counties claimed that the results are not from the actual enumeration that took place from the night of 24th/25th August 2019 and ended on 31st August 2019.

"Instead, we are certain that the data used especially for these counties came from pre-census mapping data collected earlier which were data extrapolations and not actual numbers.

"KNBS has not counted and has no methodology to count nomadic communities that have no permanent settlements and no known addresses to reach them. Over 70% of the population of Northern Kenya consists of these nomadic lifestyle," a statement from the leaders read in part.

The leaders stated that they would seek legal redress on the matter.

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