Kenya’s Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed’s husband is dead.
Mr Khalid Ahmed died on Thursday morning in a Nairobi hospital after a short illness, a family source revealed.
The father of two was a successful entrepreneur who kept off public life.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has led the country in mourning the tycoon. He described him as a highly motivated and gifted entrepreneur whose successful businesses employed hundreds of young Kenyans.
“As a country, we will forever owe a debt of gratitude to Mohamed for his role in making Kenya a better economy and, especially for the job opportunities he created for our people through his successful commercial interests,” read part of the statement released by State House.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga in his condolence message, said, “May God the Almighty grant you and your family fortitude to bear the loss”.
“It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the passing on of Khalid Ahmed, husband to Ambassador Amina Mohamed. Khalid was a great man, generous to a fault and a pillar of strength to his family,” said Tourism CS Najib Balala.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.