Top Citizen TV Swahili news anchor Rashid Abdallah is mourning his elder brother who died over the weekend.
Rashid who co-anchors Citizen TV Swahili news ‘Nipashe’ with his wife Lulu Hassan termed the death as a major loss as the brother ‘Major Mshindo’ has been like a father to him.
The renowned TV personality revealed that his brother was everything to him after the death of their father in 1996.
“My brother, you have shielded me, giving the father’s love I missed for all those years and I will always love, cherish and remember your selfless personality,” noted Rashid.
Rashid had even wished his brother a happy father’s day fully acknowledging him as the best brother and who doubled up as a father of the family.
He posted on his facebook account timeline;
Kaka uliyekuwa baba yangu pindi tu baba alipofariki 1996. Hakika ulijinyima mengi kufanikisha ndoto zangu na kuziba upweke wa kuondokewa na baba mzazi duniani. Uliyafanya haya yote sio eti ulikuwa na kila kitu bali uliongozwa na utu wako kwangu na familia yote kwa ujumla. Sina la kukulipa bro ‘Meja Mshindo’ lakini sitochoka kumuomba Mungu akupe afya njema, maisha marefu na hekima ya kuendelea kuvuna mema hapa leo na kesho wakati wa hesabu. Happy Father’s Day Bro, You had to be my “Dad”, You have been my “Dad” and forever you will be my “Dad”. I love you so much and will forever count on you. #Meja #Brodad.
[Major Mshindo, The late Citizen TV Rashid Abdallah’s elder brother. Photo/Courtesy].
He was a major donor of Nuru Orphanage kids where he donated Iftar dinner to the less fortunate and orphans in the entire holy month of Ramadan.
He was laid to rest at their home at Maghanyakulo in Kwale on Sunday.
Among those who poured messages of condolence are Coast based journalists mostly those who worked with Rashid.