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Professor Ali Mazrui dies aged 81

13 October 2014, 10:59

Nairobi - Kenya has lost a renowned scholar and political writer Professor Ali Mazrui.

Prof Mazrui, who was born on 24 February, 1933, died on Monday morning in the United States of America.

Until his death, Mazrui was a professor at Binghamton University in New York.

His family members said he was unwell for some months, Daily Nation reports.

Prof Mazrui once served as Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and also wrote 30 books.

He has left behind a wife and six children.

Below is a sampling of comments from varius people following the news of his death:

"RIP Prof. Ali Mazrui, great scholar of our times," Mark Ssali ‏@MarkSsali.

"RIP Prof. Ali Mazrui!! You definitely enhanced my high school swahili experience!!" Njeri kuria ‏@shehkuria

"Woken up to the news that renowned Kenyan scholar Prof Ali Mazrui has passed on. The African TV series spring to mind. RIP." Kennedy Gondwe ‏@KennedyGondwe.

"My heartfelt condolences to the family of the fallen Academic Guru Prof. Ali Mazrui.Take heart," Mk'Owiti Patrick ‏@MyBossDaughter.

"Prof. Ali Mazrui was one of the first to try to link the treatment of Palestinians with South Africa’s apartheid." mmnjug™ ‏@mmnjug.

"Rest in Peace Prof. Ali Mazrui. You made a difference to the world and your impact will be felt for decades to come." Wired.Co.Ke ‏@WiredEA.

 - For more details visit Daily Nation


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