Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed is mourning the death of her husband Khalid Hossain Ahmed. Ahmed died on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment at Karen Hospital in Nairobi where he had been admitted.
Confirming his death, the family said the Nairobi businessman passed away after a sudden illness.
President Kenyatta eulogized 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,” Kenyatta said in a message of condolence to the family, relatives, and friends of CS Amina.
Kenyatta, who is currently on an official visit to the UK, 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," he noted.
Tourism CS Najib Balala also sent a message of comfort to the bereaved family, mourning the departed 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.”