It's with great sorrow that I bear this bad news. Sheikh Khalifa, the larger than life figure in Garissa religious sphere, has passed away at age 90. His strident deep sotto Quran recitations have been legendary in the city. A pious sweet man of immense influence in Garissa's social and political circles. He was a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, an Imam and a teacher at Madrassa Najjah.
Every year he led hordes of hajj goers to Mecca and as Allah would have it, he passed away on the day of Araffa.
May Allah rest his soul in eternal jannah and give his family subra. Pray for him and all Muslims who are in distress.
Inaa lilahi wa'inaa Ilayhi Raa'jiun.