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Lunch date which turned tragic for ODM MP’s cousin and his friend

Feisal Ahmed Rashid and his friend and colleague Abdalla Mohamed Dahir were having lunch at Secret Garden Restaurant near their office when the Riverside attack happened.

The two died at the restaurant when attackers ambushed it and shot indiscriminately.

Feisal was a cousin to Suna East MP Junet Mohammed.

In tweet, the MP lamented death and horror visited upon Muslims by people who call themselves.


He condoled the families of the people who lost their lives in the attack.

Feisal and Abdalla were catching up over lunch near their office Adam Smith International located at the Cavendish building’s third floor.

Their employer in a statement confirmed their death writing, “Both young men worked on the Somalia Sustainability Fund, a project managed by ASI on behalf of multiple donors to bring peace and prosperity to Somalia through more than 100 local community initiatives.”


The company confirmed that it evacuated 50 staff and consultants from the office when the attack started but the two were at the restaurant.

Adam Smith in their statement stated that this was the second time they lost staffers as in 2013, an adviser James Thomas died during the Westgate Mall terror attack.

Meanwhile, the family and friends of Feisal and Abdalla have scheduled the burial for 4:30pm Wednesday at Langata cemetery.