• Uhuru said Ahmed was a great person and a strong pillar of his family. 

CS Amina Mohammed and her late husband
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of Sports CS Amina Mohamed. 

This is after the death of her husband Khalid Ahmed was confirmed on Thursday morning. 

In his condolence message, Uhuru said Ahmed was a great person 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.

"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.

Other leaders in Kenya have also sent their condolence message to Amina's family. 

Kalonzo Musyoka wrote;

"I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Khalid Ahmed. A dear friend and the husband to Sports Ministry Cabinet Secretary @AMB_A_Mohammed .

I will remember him as a suave entrepreneur par excellence. May his soul rest in eternal peace."

Hassan Joho wrote;

"My thoughts and prayers are with my sister CS Amb. @AMB_A_Mohammed following the demise of her husband Mr. Khalid Ahmed.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to my sister and her family and pray that the Almighty Allah SWT assuage your grief. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un."

The family said Ahmed, who was a Nairobi businessman, died on Thursday morning at a Nairobi hospital after a short illness.

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