Ali Muhdi who served as the president of somali from January 26th 1991 to January 3rd 1997 lost his life on 11th march in Nirobi hospital where he was receiving medication from after reportedly contracting Covid-19.
According to the family, the former president fell ill in Mogadishu last week and was flown out to Kenya for further treatment.
Mr Mahdi was appointed president of Somalia by loyalists of the United Somali Congress (USC), the rebel group that deposed the late dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in January 1991.
But his rule was immediately challenged by the late rebel leader Mohamed Farah Aideed. The power struggle between Gen Aideed and President Mahdi led to months of bloodshed in Mogadishu. Decades later, the country is still struggling to rise from the aftermath of the conflict