Former Puntland interim president and founding member of the eastern state Mohamed Abdi Hashi has died.
According to authorities in Puntland, the veteran politician succumbed to an unspecified medical condition in Nairobi Sunday morning.
Puntland President Abdullahi Deni condoled with Hashi’s family terming the late leader as among the founders of Puntland state which came into being in 1998.
Hashi who was the chairman of United Somali Party (USP) in the 1990s became interim President of Puntland between 2004 and 2005.
Prior to that, he served as the first Vice President of Puntland from 1998 to 2004 under the leadership of President Abdullahi Yusuf.