Athletics Kenya is today devastated to learn of the passing of Khalid Ahmed, lovely husband to Amina Mohammed, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Sports.
Ahmed distinguished himself as an industrialist determined to make a positive impact on whatever he laid his hands on. He was a father figure to not only his family but to those with whom he crossed paths in his daily life as an industrialist and philanthropist.
At AK, we stand together in prayers with Dr Amina that the Almighty may strengthen her and the family at this trying time. We also pray and hope many more who interacted with him may follow in his example of kindness, humility, love and hardwork.
Khalid Ahmed, the husband of Amina Mohamed, Sports Cabinet Secretary, died today in the morning in Nairobi after a brief illness.
According to his family, he died on Thursday morning at the Karen Hospital, where he had been admitted.
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 & Heritage,” said Balala.
He also remembered the late recluse businessman eulogizing him as a great man, generous to a fault, and a rock for his family.
“To my sister and colleague Ambassador Amina Mohamed, I share the loss and sadness, please accept my deepest heartfelt condolence from my family and I.” 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. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.”