The Kenya ambassador to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage has been confirmed dead after collapsing at his Abuja home.
In a statement to newsmen on Saturday, Machage was pronounced dead at a hospital in Abuja.
The statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that the ambassador’s wife was with him when he collapsed.
“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 a 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 to the Ambassador Macharia Kamau said the Ministry and the country had lost a dedicated and committed leader,” the statement read.
Also confirming his death, the late ambassador’s twin brother, Sospeter Magita, disclosed that his sibling collapsed and died at his home after taking lunch.
Magita said that his brother Gisuka has enjoyed relatively good health.
“It is a very sad moment that I have today lost my best friend and confidant,” he said.