Khafi Kareem, a Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, is grieving again two years after her brother was murdered, appealing for help to discover his killers.
Alexander Kareem, Khafi Kareem’s younger brother, was shot on June 8, 2020, near his family’s home in Shepherd’s Bush, West London. In a case of mistaken identity, he was shot on his way home from a convenience store. A white Range Rover that had been observed driving away from the crime scene was later discovered burnt out after the shooting.
He died of gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, according to a post-mortem examination.
Today, two years after his death, Khafi has taken to her Facebook page to express her dissatisfaction with law enforcement officials’ incapacity to apprehend and convict her brother’s assassins.
Khafi expressed her grief at his untimely death, saying that it continues to bother her every day and has made her hypersensitive to any news of death, particularly killings like those in Owo and Uvalde, and especially news of young black boys dying unjustly.
She penned an essay.
Today marked two years since my brother Alex was murdered in cold blood on the streets of London. It feels so wrong to commemorate this kind of anniversary; wedding anniversaries, birthdays etc are things that should be celebrated and remembered, not a day of death. But two years on and still his murderers have not been found. This is NOT OKAY. It hurts me every day and is not getting any easier, I just find better ways to suppress my grief as time goes on, but every time it arises it is like a dagger to my chest afresh. It has made me so sensitive to any news of death, especially shootings like those in Owo, Uvalde, and particularly news of young black boys dying needlessly. They trigger so much for me. So I was dreading today. And if I had it my way I would have buried my head in the sand and pretended this isn’t my reality. I had 3 brothers and now I only have 2. And the people responsible are still walking the streets. It makes me so so angry. But my brother @kabiz_k wrote this song (full song in my bio) and it expresses so much of how I feel, I couldn’t not share it. Please listen, in memory of my brother Alex and all the fallen. Their deaths will not be in vain. And if you have any information on Alex’s death, it is not too late to speak up.”