2020 the worst year for my family – Khafi Kareem

Khafi Kareem

2019 Big Brother Naija housemate Khafi Kareem has described 2020 as the worst year for her family.

The 30-year-old Metropolitan Police officer whose younger brother was shot dead on June 8 stated this in an Instagram post on Thursday.

“Giving a massive hug to everyone who has shown love and supported me in what has been the worst year for me and my family,” she began.

“I’m still not 100% there yet (some days are worse than others) but I’m en route and will keep smiling along the way. Just wanted to say thank you. Love you all.”

Khafi’s brother Alexander Kareem, 20, was riding a scooter near his family home in Shepherd’s Bush, London when he was gunned down.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Alex was due to start a computer science course at the University of East Anglia in September.

There were heartbreaking scenes at his funeral in July as his mother Victoria Oloniluyi clutched her son’s coffin, hugging it before it was lowered to the ground.

Like Khafi, the woman is gradually getting her life back while investigation into Alex’s murder continues.

Speaking in an August interview with Daily Mail, Khafi said her Christian faith has provided solace.

“It’s funny because you want to ask God, why did this happen?

“At the same time, it’s the only thing that’s been keeping me sane, that Alex is with God and trusting that God has a plan,” she said.