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President Kenyatta mourns Amb Karumbu as dedicated envoy who worked to promote trade

The President described the late Mburu as a distinguished career public servant and a great Kenyan diplomat who was committed to building strong bilateral ties between Kenya and South Sudan/FILE – PSCU

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 — President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday sent a message of condolence and comfort to the family, relatives and friends of Kenya’s ambassador to South Sudan Chris Karumba Mburu who died in Juba Sunday night.

The President described the late Mburu as a distinguished career public servant and a great Kenyan diplomat who was committed to building strong bilateral ties between Kenya and South Sudan.

“Death has robbed us of a great public servant who served his country with distinction. Since his appointment as our envoy to Juba, Ambassador Mburu has worked hard to ensure free flow of trade and investment between Kenya and South Sudan,” the President wrote.

The Head of State eulogized the fallen diplomat as a shining star whose service to the nation shall be dearly missed.

“Kenya has lost a brilliant public servant whose star was shining bright and whose service shall be dearly missed,” the President said.

Mburu, who once served as a Director at the National Intelligence Service, is said to have suffered a heart attack leading to his death/COURTESY

The President prayed to God to give the family of the late Mburu strength and fortitude to bear with the loss of their beloved especially in this difficult period of mourning.

“I deeply sympathize with each one of you as you mourn and pray that God will give you the grace to accept his will,” President Kenyatta wrote in his message to the family.

The late Chris Karumba Mburu was appointed Kenya’s Ambassador to South Sudan by President Kenyatta in 2018.

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