Dekha Ibrahim Abdi 1964 – 2011
On July 14th, we had to learn that our Kenyan Laureate Dekha Ibrahim Abdi just passed away in a hospital in Nairobi after a severe car accident the week before. Her husband had died at the site of the accident. They leave behind four children.
We are shocked and incredibly sad over Dekha’s death. She had been a constant source of inspiration, strength and warmth to everyone who knew her.
Our and our Laureates’ thoughts are with her family and friends.Dekha Ibrahim Abdi had received the Right Livelihood Award in 2007 "… for showing in diverse ethnic and cultural situations how religious and other differences can be reconciled, even after violent conflict, and knitted together through a cooperative process that leads to peace and development".