The professor also a poet and author was allegedly in the country to attend a conference. According to BBC the Ghanaian poet & author was among the 59 killed in the attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall.
He died from injuries sustained during the attack that Somali militant group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility. His son was injured injured in the attack but has reportedly been discharged from hospital
Rescue operations are still underway at the westgate mall.