Prof Mazrui passed away at the age of 81 and family members say he was unwell for a couple of months.
Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) chairperson Mr Khelef Khalifa said the body of the late Prof Mazrui will be flown to Kenya for burial.
“His nephew, Alamin Mazrui has confirmed that the Professor’s wish was to be buried in Kenya,” he said.
Prof Mazrui was born on February 24, 1933 in Mombasa.
At the time of his death, he was a professor at Binghamton University in New York.
Prof Mazrui is a renowned scholar worldwide having lectured in five continents and wrote 30 books. He once served as Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.