Sports CS Amina Mohamed’s daughter Firyal Al Hossain on Thursday took to social media to mourn her dad Khalid Hossain Ahmed who passed on at a Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment.
Taking to Instagram, Firyal described her late dad as her pillar, as she tried to come to terms with his demise.
“You are my moon, my sun, my universe, my beginning, my end. Without you I am lost daddy,” she wrote.
According to the family, Khalid died on Thursday morning, July 29, at a Nairobi hospital after a short illness.
The father of two led a private life throughout his marriage to Amina, who is a public figure.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday morning sent a condolence message to CS Amina and her family.
In his message, President Kenyatta described Khalid as a gentleman and a strong family pillar.
“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,” said Kenyatta.
The Head of State, who is in the United Kingdom on official tour, further eulogised Khalid 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 said.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and his Tourism counterpart Najib Balala were among leaders who condoled with the family.