President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed following the death of her husband Khalid Hossain Ahmed.
Mr Ahmed, a Nairobi businessman passed away Thursday morning at Karen hospital after a sudden illness.
In his message of comfort to the family, relatives and friends of the Sports Cabinet Secretary, President Kenyatta mourned Mr Ahmed as a gentleman and a strong pillar of his family.
“I have received the disheartening news of the passing away of Mr Khalid Ahmed with great sadness. Mr Ahmed was a great person, a gentleman and a strong pillar of his family.
“My deepest condolences to my colleague and friend Cabinet Secretary Amina, the children and the extended family as they come to terms with the sudden passing away of Mr Ahmed.
“I pray that God, the Almighty grants you the fortitude and grace to go through this difficult period of mourning your beloved spouse, father and relative,” the President condoled with CS Mohamed.
The Head of State, who is out of the country in the United Kingdom on an official visit, remembered the late Ahmed as a gifted and successful businessman.
“It is very unfortunate that death has robbed our country of a gifted businessman whose contribution to the progress of our nation shall be dearly missed,” the President eulogised.
Khalid, a father of two, was largely off public life while committed to his family and business.
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala described Khalid as a great man, who was generous to a fault.
“To my sister and colleague Amb. Amina Mohamed, I share the loss and sadness, please accept my deepest heartfelt condolence from my family and I,” Balala said in a statement.
Ahmed’s body will be at Masjid Nur in Nairobi’s South C estate before being buried later today according to Islamic rites.
In March 2021, Amina lost her brother, Esmael Mohammed Jibril, a prominent city businessman, while undergoing treatment in India.
In May 2021, Mohamed lost her Aunt. She eulogized the Aunt as her best friend and confidant, saying her family had lost a pillar that was filled with love, grace and selflessness.