, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former Foreign Affairs Minister Fredrick Lawrence Munyua Waiyaki as well as 26 people who died in a road accident at Kambu along the Nairobi – Mombasa highway Monday night.
President Kenyatta described the late Waiyaki as an illustrious son of Kenya and a pioneer diplomat who played a leading role in laying the foundation for the country’s post-independence development.
“As we mourn and pay homage to this visionary leader, let us also celebrate his life and achievements. Although Hon. Waiyaki has left us, his inspirational life will remain a great legacy to his family and the nation,” President Kenyatta said.
Waiyaki, 91, died Tuesday morning while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital.
The President also sent a message of condolence to the families, relatives and friends of the 26 bus passengers who lost their lives in a road accident at Kambu.
He urged motorists to be extra careful and observe traffic rules to avoid road accidents.
President Kenyatta wished quick recovery to those injured in the accident and are either recuperating at home or admitted in various hospitals.