Kenya's High Commissioner to Nigeria Wilfred Machage is dead

Machage collapsed at home and was pronounced dead at hospital shortly thereafter in Abuja, Nigeria.

In Summary

• His wife was with him when this unfortunate incident happened.

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

Former Migori Senator Dr Wilfred Machage during a senate committee on health sitting.
Former Migori Senator Dr Wilfred Machage during a senate committee on health sitting.
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Kenya's High Commissioner to Nigeria Wilfred Machage has died aged 65, the family confirms.

The former Migori Senator and ex-assistant minister succumbed to illness while in Nigeria.

In a statement, the Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo said 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.

Confirming the passing of 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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