The out going president Uhuru Kenyatta and cabinet secretary for tourism are mourning.
Cs Najib Balala and Uhuru are mourning the death of the former Assistant Minister Sheikh Salim Mohamed Abdallah Balala.
The late Sheikh Salim, who served as an Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning from 1966 to 1974, was brother to Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.
The Cs took to his social media on Thursday morning 1st September 2022, to announce the demise sheikh Balala’s death, but did not reveal the cause of death.
“The late Sheikh Salim is father to Salaah Balala, Abdallah Balala, Taufiq Balala, Mohammed Balala and 3 daughters.
“He is also brother to Hussein Balala (deceased), Talal Balala, Jalal Balala, Abdulnasser Balala, myself, and our 3 sisters,” he wrote on Twitter.
On the other hand President Uhuru describe the late as a great leader saying that the death has robbed the nation of an astute and progressive leader who played a key role in laying the foundation for the country’s socio-economic development.
“In this hour of great sorrow and grief, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and friends,” the Head of State said in the message of condolence. More