Nawal Centre, the oldest supermarket at the heart of Mombasa is back t business after it was closed for one week following the demise of a business mogul Abdulhakim Zubed.
Zubed, the owner of Nawal Centre died at the MP Shah hospital in Nairobi after a short illness.
He was buried at the Kikowani cemetery but his businesses remained closed.
The directors gave their staff time to mourn the fallen renowned billionaire.
Zubed who also owned the Absons Motors Limited among other transport and real estate businesses was a down-to-earth investor.
Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho termed the death as a loss to the entire community since Zubed employed thousands of youth some without any experience or education.
“However, he would give out conditions that if the youth are absorbed in his chain of companies they should learn quickly on the job and help their families without fail,” noted the Mombasa Governor.
His elder son Twalib Mbarack is set to take over the management of his businesses.