Muslims meet at Mamburui for 54th death anniversary of scholar Said
More than 10,000 Muslims on Sunday met in Mamburui, Magarini subcounty, to mark the 54th death anniversary of scholar Al Habib Said.
They were from Burundi, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and Uganda. They marched in the town, singing songs of praise before holding prayers at Said’s graveside. Politicians present included Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo and Nyali MP hopeful Omar Masumbuko. Many Muslim scholars have their roots in Mamburui. The celebrations have been held annually since Said’s death. “The turnout is big. A politician cannot bring such a huge crowd together unless it is the President,’’
Mushamu Mohamed said. Hassan Wazir from Saudi Arabia, who was in Kenya for the first time, said he was happy to attend the anniversary celebrations. “We got a chance to meet many Muslim brothers from Mamburui and Malindi,” he said.
Madzayo said it was a great opportunity to join the Muslims in the celebrations.
Muslims at Mamburui during the commemoration of scholar Al Habib Said’s 54th death anniversary on Sunday