Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has disclosed that the family of departed Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji will fulfill his dying wish – donating his last salaries to orphans.
Speaking in Garissa, Haji revealed that the late BBI Task-force Chairman wanted his salaries for the six months he was indisposed donated to orphanage centres in his home county.
Senators earn a basic monthly salary of Ksh621,000 in addition to numerous other allowances.
“We will donate our father’s six months salary that he earned while indisposed to the orphanage centre in the six sub-counties in Garissa. The monies will be handed over to the Kenya Red Cross who will reach out to the needy,” Haji confirmed.
Haji disclosed that, while in hospital, his father was concerned about being unable to serve his constituents. He stated that the late Senator regularly enquired about Garissa residents and the challenges they faced.
The DPP visibly held back emotions and had to stop his speech more than once as he told Garissa residents of his father’s battle with illness.
He thanked the residents for their prayers and unwavering support for Haji over the years.
Haji passed away on Monday, February 15 at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. He was later buried at the Lang’ata Muslim Cemetery in Nairobi.
Promising that they would ensure his legacy lived on, Haji hailed the late Senator as a great man who was there for his family and country.
“As a family, we have lost not only a father but a pillar that glued us together,” he stated.
Haji, a career civil servant, had represented Garissa in the Senate since 2013.