Kenya Ambassador to Nigeria collapses, dies in Abuja


Kenya’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Wilfred Gisuka Machage has been confirmed death.

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Machage collapsed at his Abuja residence on Saturday and was rushed to the hospital, where he passed on at 12.30pm.

The statement reads: “the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets to announce the sudden death of Hon Dr. Ambassador Wilfred Machage, Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria and accredited to 12 other countries in Central and Western Africa which occurred today. 

“Ambassador Machage collapsed at home and was pronounced dead at hospital shortly thereafter at around 12.30pm this afternoon in Abuja, Nigeria. His wife was with him when this unfortunate incident happened. 

Also confirming the passing of Amb. Machage, the Principal Secretary Ambassador, Macharia Kamau said the Ministry, and the country had lost a dedicated and committed leader.”

Machage was appointed High Commissioner of Kenya to Nigeria by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2018 and accredited to 12 other countries within Central and Western Africa.

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