Deputy President William Ruto(pictured) has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Nairobi entrepreneur Esmael Mohamed Jibril who died on Monday.
He posted on FACEBOOK indicating that Jibril was a highly respected and innovative person. Jibril was one of the founders of Java Coffee House.
“Condolences to the family of Nairobi businessman Esmael Mohamed Jibril, brother to Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.
Jibril was a highly respected, accomplished, innovative and visionary entrepreneur who made an immense contribution not just to Kenya but Africa as a whole.
He was one of the founders of Java Coffee House, East Africa’s leading coffee house; Jibram Investments Limited among other businesses.
We pray that the family and friends find strength and grace to bear the loss. Inna lilahi wa ina ilehyi rajiun.” He posted
Some of the other Condolences messages from FACEBOOK users.
1. De’Juma –
I personally met and knew Mr. Jibril in Mombasa at some hotel where he owned a prperty. Seing what I was doing for the hotel, he offered to become my client and we developed a very solid relationship.
I remember him biying me coffee and telling me his story,how he is an elder brother to the lady Minister of Sports and where they come from in western and how he began the Nairobi Java house among many kther inspirational stories he easily enjoyed telling me.
This guy was soo humble and down to earth…you could see the way he interacted with the soldiers at the hotel and the other hotel guests. I personally am shocked that such a great good friend of mine is gone. May your good soul REST IN PEACE SIR.
2. Aden Duale –
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna ilayhi raj’iun (We surely belong to Allah and Him, we shall return). Following the death of Ismail Mohamed Jibril in India. He was a brother to our sister Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture.
He was a prominent Muslim businesman and respected leader among our Somali community.
He was one of the great business leadears in our country, a dear friend, prominent community leader, philantropist. His jaanaza prayers and burial will be held tomorow in Nairobi, Nairobi County.
May Almighty Allah dwell him in Jannatul firdowas and grant his family patience
الّلهمَّ اغْفِرْ لأَبِى سَلَمَةَ وَارْفعْ دَرَجَتَهُ فِى الْمَهْدِيِّينَ وَاخْلُفْهُ فِى عَقِبِهِ فِى الْغَابِرِيْنَ وَاغْفَرْلَنَا وَلَهُ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ وَافْسَحْ لَهُ فِى قَبْرِهِ وَنَوَّرْ لَهُ فِيهِ
“O, Allah! Forgive him, elevate his status among the guided people and look after the family that he left behind. O Lord of the universe! Forgive us and him, comfort him in his grave and lighten his stay (in the grave)
اللَّهمَّ اغْفِرْ لَه ُُ وَارْحَمْهُ، وَعَافِه ِِ وَاعْفُ عَنْهُ، وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَهُ، وَوَسِّعْ مُدْخَلَهُ، وَاغْسِلْهُ بِالمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالبَرَدِ، وَنَقِّه ِِ مِنَ الخَطَايَا كَمَا نَقَّيْتَ الثَّوْبَ الأَبْيَضَ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ، وَأَبْدِلْهُ دَاراً خَيْرا ً مِنْ دَارِهِ، وَأَهْلاً خَيْرا ً مِنْ أَهْلِهِ، وَزَوْجَاً خَيْرا ً مِنْ زَوْجِهِ، وَأَدْخِلْهُ الجَنَّةَ، وَأَعِذْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ القَبْرِ وَعَذَابِ النَّار
‘O Allah, forgive and have mercy upon him, excuse him and pardon him, and make honourable his reception. Expand his entry, and cleanse him with water, snow, and ice, and purify him of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange his home for a better home, and his family for a better family, and his spouse for a better spouse. Admit him into the Garden, protect him from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the Fire.’
للهُـمِّ اغْفِـرْ لِ
3. Xar Homes –
We are very sad to hear the passing of our Client Mr. Esmael Mohamed Jibril. It was an honour working with him.
May Allah rest his soul in peace. Ameen.