25.1 C
Abuja

President Kenyatta mourns as Kenyan ambassador dies in Nigeria

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement

PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has mourned the death of his country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Wilfred Machage. 

Machage, 65, reportedly slumped after eating lunch in his Abuja residence on Saturday and died in the presence of his wife at the hospital.

“I received the shocking news of the sudden death of my friend and our country’s ambassador to Nigeria Dr Wilfred Machage last evening with disbelief,” Kenyatta said.

The President said Machage will be remembered for his many years of public service over the years as a medical doctor, politician, cabinet minister and diplomat who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of Kenyans.

Machage was first elected as Member of Parliament to represent the Kuria Constituency in 2002 and has served in several government ministries as an assistant minister and was at one time appointed a cabinet minister for East African Community Affairs.

In 2007 he was the Democratic Party candidate and was elected to represent the Kuria Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya in the December 2007 parliamentary election. He has also served as the Senator of Migori county between 2012 – 2017.

Until his demise, Machage was the Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria. He has been accredited to 12 other countries in Central and West Africa since January 2018.

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

Misinformation: Tinubu asks Peter Obi to caution supporters

THE Tinubu Campaign Organisation (TCO) has asked Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP)...

West Africa plans enhancement fund for regional electricity market

THE West African Power Pool (WAPP) is planning to create a Liquidity Enhancement Revolving...

NED offers grants for media projects

THE National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking proposals for projects that advance democratic goals and...

Alabama boy makes U-turn, admits he “unintentionally” killed his Nigerian mom

A 12-year-old Alabama boy has admitted “unintentionally” killing his mother over the weekend in...

Open manholes still litter Abuja despite lawmakers’ directive to FCTA

THE Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) authorities are yet to replace most stolen manhole...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement