Former Mogadishu Mayor Ahmed Mude Hussein is dead
He was the mayor of Mogadishu from 1958 to 1963.
Members of the civil society, the Somali parliament and other government officials have sent their condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
He was one of the most influential politicians in Somali politics from 1963 to 1981.
"He was a very good friend and a distinguished politician. He was a national hero," said a member of his family.
Some of his friends described him as a humble and talented man.(Writing by Hassan Istiila. Editing by Julian Kamau)