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.
According to the family, Khalid Ahmed died today morning in Karen Hospital, Nairobi after a short illness.
In his message of comfort to the family, relatives and friends of the Sports Cabinet Secretary, Kenyatta mourned Ahmed as a gentleman and a strong pillar of his family.
“I have received the disheartening news of the passing away of 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 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 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.
Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, was among the first to express his condolences.
“It is with the great sadness that I have learnt of the passing on of Khalid Ahmed, husband to Amb. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary – Sports, Culture and Heritage,” Balala said.
He remembered the late successful businessman as a great man, generous to a fault, and a rock for his family.
“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.” CS Balala added “May the Almighty Allah give you the fortitude to bear this great loss, and give the family the strength at this time of grief. Indeed, to God we belong and to God we shall return. (Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un).” he said.