On Saturday, September 21, 2013, a terrible tragedy occurred in Nairobi, Kenya where a group of senseless people opened fire on innocent civilians. Caught in the crossfire was Vancouver’s Nagib Damji.
Damji was the second Canadian killed in the Westgate Mall shooting.
The following is a statement released by the family:
Nagib Damji, age 59, was a businessman born in Kenya and based in Vancouver. He was a loving husband, a cherished father of three daughters, a brother, a son and a good friend to many.
On a recent visit to Kenya, while having coffee at ArtCaffe in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, he was caught in the crossfire during the recent tragedy that has shaken the world. We are deeply saddened and shocked by this loss— he will be greatly missed. Nagib was a vivacious, kind-hearted, gregarious man who had a magnetic personality and a great love for people—especially our family. His life was taken too soon during these senseless and cowardly attacks.
We thank everyone for their good wishes and prayers. Our hearts and prayers also go out to the victims injured and families who have suffered similar losses during this terrible time.
To cherish Nagib’s memory, we have set-up a donations page at his favourite charity, The Aga Khan Foundation. The non-denominational Aga Khan Foundation is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities in poor and marginalized communities in Asia and Africa.
We appreciate your support – thank you.
Click here to visit the donation page.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Damji family and everyone else who was affected by this devastating event.