Our heartfelt condolences goes out to the family of former BBN housemate, Khafi Kareem as they bury their brother and son Alex, who was fatally shot in London last month.
Here’s what Khafi wrote in memory of her brother:
“To anybody who’s seen this (in the news) and is thinking this is just another black boy who’s been shot by violence, I want to tell you that is not the case.
“Alex’s life mattered, he had a future ahead of him, he’s not just another black boy. He had a family, he had friends, this is real.”
“There are real lives that have been impacted, real people who are broken. There are so many people who have turned up today and we are here for justice.
“I am begging whoever knows anything please find it in your heart to come forward. I feel bad that we’ve had to bury Alex and his killers are still not found, can he really rest in peace when his killers are roaming around?”
“My mum named him after Alexander the Great, because, even though he’s the youngest, my mum always knew this is where greatness was going to come from in our family.
“He’s really funny and always energetic, he was just becoming a man, looking after himself and giving back to us as a family.
“And most importantly he was innocent, he had nothing to do with the horrid, horrible lifestyle that took him away, he had nothing to do with that.”
Alexander Kareem was supposed to have studied Computer Science.
May his soul rest in peace.