NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – Nakumatt stores resumed operations on Monday morning following closure on Sunday for the cremation of former director Vipin Maganlal Shah.
The stores were closed on Sunday at 8.30am and resumed business on Monday at 8.30am.
Vipin who was also known as Vimal who died last Friday was cremated on Sunday at 3pm at the Shamsham Bhumi in Kariokor.
Final respects took place at 12.30pm At Oshwal Jain Academy Primary School, 2nd Parklands.
Capital Group Chairman Chris Kirubi was among mourners who gathered to witness the cremation of Vipin who passed away on Friday.
Others, including Juja Member of Parliament William Kabogo, senior management, staff and the chain\’s customers also went to pay tribute to the man whom many said was an icon in the retail sector.
A former Operations Manager at the supermarket chain Samson Karanja described the late Vipin as a mentor who impacted positive skills on his staff.
"Mr Vimal Shah was a friend and a mentor. I have worked with him for a very long time. He has high professional discipline and ability that is rare. He managed to pass that to many people like myself. I learnt a lot from him," Mr Karanja said.
Nakumatt Holdings Limited is the largest retail market player in East Africa and Rwanda, and still expanding to the wider East African region.
Nakumatt has 29 stores dealing in general retail merchandise.
Nakumatt\’s store formats range from convenience stores, supermarkets to hypermarkets which showcase distinct world-class shopping floor layouts and amenities.
The stores pride themselves in delivering quality, value, service, variety and lifestyle enhancing products.