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How Kenyan ambassador to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, died in Abuja Hospital

The Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria, Hon Dr. Ambassador Wilfred Machage, on Saturday was confirmed dead in a hospital in Abuja.

In a press statement announcing the ambassador’s death, Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affair, said; it “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 (Saturday).

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

“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.

“Ambassador Machage was appointed High Commissioner to Abuja, Nigeria by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2018”.

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Also confirming Machage’s death, his twin brother, Sospeter Magita, who is also a former Kenya Ambassador to Russia told press men that the commissioner collapsed and died at his home after taking lunch.

“It is a very sad moment that I have today lost my best friend and confidant,” he said. 

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