Mombasa tycoon Tahir Sheikh Said alias TSS dies
The Kenyan business fraternity has lost one of its foremost players following the death of Mombasa tycoon Twahir Said Sheikh, better known as TSS.
The businessman’s family said that he died on Tuesday morning at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa while undergoing treatment.
According to the family Mr Twahir succumbed to a recurring infection. no further details about his ailment were offered by the family.
“We are still in communication with our brothers and we will see if the body arrives today then the burial will be done tomorrow (Wednesday). But if there is a delay, then we will do it on Thursday,” said his son Mohammed Said who had accompanied his father in South Africa.
The businessman is expected to be laid to rest at the Sarigoi Muslim cemetery in Mombasa.
Kenyans on Twitter, including political leaders, have offered their message of condolences to the tycoon’s family.
My profound condolences to the family en friends of prominent Mombasa businessman Tahir Sheikh Said (TSS) who has passed on in S Africa
— Boni Khalwale (@KBonimtetezi) January 10, 2017
Tahir Sheikh Said was a goal-oriented businessman who will remain a role model to young entrepreneurs in Kenya. May his soul rest in peace.
— Bett Fred (@bettfred_) January 10, 2017
Tahir Sheikh Said May your soul rest in peace!
— Khedira+254 (@khedirakhedira) January 10, 2017
Inalillahi wa Inna Illahi Rajiuun my condolences to the family and friends of Tahir sheikh Said. May Allah reward him Jannatul firdhows
— Almamy Kalumanzilla (@AlmamyMoha) January 10, 2017