Kilimanjaro Hotels Owner Mzee Yasin Jama Dead

Yasin Jama Ismail
Yasin Jama Ismail. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Eastleigh businessman and owner of Kilimanjaro chains of restaurants
Mzee Yasin Jama has died.

He was vice-chair of the Eastleigh business community, philanthropist and staunch Muslim.

In 2015,  Jama was charged on five counts for making incorrect tax statements for the years between 2008 and 2013.

The taxman was pursuing Ksh412 million. Ismail was found to have allegedly accumulated huge amounts of money in his bank accounts, which may not have been declared for tax purposes.

“Yassin Jama Ismail is trading under the name Kilimanjaro Food. He was found to have accumulated a substantial amount in his bank accounts, which may not have been declared for tax purposes. KRA moved to court and obtained orders preserving the funds to recover under-declared taxes totalling Sh412,234,047,” Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) said in 2015.

In 2019, Jama lost his his son, Abdalla Mohamed Dahir and son in- law Faizal Ahmed Rashid to terrorists during the terrorist attack at 14 Riverside Drive, in Westlands, Nairobi in 2019.

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