A family in Kibera, Nairobi county is mourning the death of their breadwinner Ibrahim Abdullahi Mohamed. He was among the 32 Kenyans who perished in the Ethiopian airline ET 302 crash on Sunday.
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Mohamed, who was working in Saudi Arabia, was coming back home for holidays when he met his untimely death. His father Mr Abdullahi told Citizen TV, his son used to come home every February, but this year, he told them he would push his leave to March because there was a lot of work to be done.
According to his mother, they last spoke on Tuesday. She told the media:
Mara ya mwisho tuliongea siku ya Ijumaa (Tuesday) akiniuliza ‘Mama nikuletee zawadi gani?. Nilkamwambia zawadi yeyote tu nitashukuru.
His sister described him as a social, funny and loving man.
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The 38-year-old, who was a die-hard fan of Kenyan premier league reigning champions Gor Mahia FC and EPL’s Arsenal FC, leaves behind a widow and three children.
Abdullahi’s friends have flooded his Facebook page with messages of condolences to his family. Check out the message:
Abu Thwalib: A Kogalo soul taken by the Ethiopian Airline Crash..Abdullahi Ibrahim Mohammed aka Papa Mzish of Kibra Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiuun
Alfy Alfredoh: BRO . inalilahi wa inailahi rajiun . Papa Mzish. cant control my tears but God knows best. 21 gun salute akuu kebir ……….. Ethopian airline Boeing 737max8 Tragedy….. ajana wadin aju subra ma iman.
Hon Kenneth Okoth: #EthiopianAirlineCrash we us the people in Kibra are mourning Rest In Peace Ibrahim Abdullahi Papa-Mzish
Sakina Hamid: Innalillahi wainailleihi rajiun can’t believe you are no more bro in-law papa
Qasym Ab A friend I mean real trusteee A brother is no more He lost his life today at The Ethiopian plane crush ….death death sooo painful Innalilahi waina ilaihi rajiuuun Bro..
Yakub Hassan: Ibrahim Abdullahi Papa-Mzish will forever be retained in our memories
Ahmed Yusuf: The lessons learnt from my bro if you want something go for it and always be happy and let us do our best Today lets not wait for tomorrow because it’s not guaranteed indeed I will miss you my brother Ibrahim papa mzish my your soul rest in Eternal peace #Ethopian Airline Crash
Victor Agombi So sad indeed
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Wycked Gramps: Gone too soon…. Shine on your way brethren Ibrahim Abdullahi Papa-MzishI Papa Mzish!! My Chairman. #EthiopianAirlineCrash