Through his official Facebook page Joho described the deceased as a popular and seasoned leader.
"On behalf of the people of Mombasa , I extend our profound condolences to his family and pray to the Almighty to grant them patience and strength to endure this tragic moment. May the Almighty Allah SWT accept all his good deeds and grant him Jannatul Firdaus. Amin.Inna Lillahi Waina Ileyhi Rajiu'un," he said.
Joho is a a staunch supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Kenyans used his post to send their messages of condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
"The people of Mombasa mourn and condole with our brothers and sisters from Zanzibar and the Republic of Tanzania following the demise of their First Vice President Hon. Seif Shariff Hamad today.We will always remember him as a seasoned, popular and principled leader not forgetting his courage and wisdom in serving his people," he added
Reys Bid says "Mombasa and Tanzania are one, may Allah grant him Maghfira and Janatul Firdaws,"
Dormitillah Nyar Okello wrote "Just say you are the one who is mourning. Don't involve us please, we don't even know the guy. Let Zanzibar mourn in peace,"
Mohamed Sherif says " May Allah bless his soul and grant him aljanatu firdaus,"
Joseph Khaesi wrote "Rest in peace mama Selina nasike wangamati, the mother to bungoma county governor his excellency Wickliffe wafula wangamati,"
Tuena Baibe says "😂😂😂😂😂 kuna watu hawafai kwa matanga. Raia amesema rip ua Excellency... sasa which is which.. niko Zanzibar hivi navuka,"
Degirro says "Innalillahi wainna ilayhi rajiun...Mungu awape subra kipindi hiki kigumu,"
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