Thursday, August 18, 2022

President Uhuru mourns Kenya’s Ambassador to Qatar

President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Monday mourned the death of Kenya’s Ambassador to Qatar Patrick ‘Paddy’ Cornel Odero Ahenda.

The Head of State also sent his message of condolence to the diplomat who he termed as a dedicated and committed person who worked towards ensuring close ties between Kenya and Qatar.

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“President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Kenya’s Ambassador to Qatar, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Cornel Odero Ahenda who passed away while receiving treatment at a hospital in Doha.

In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta eulogised the envoy as a dedicated and committed diplomat who was keen on deepening Kenya’s relations with Qatar and the Arab world.” Said State House.

President Uhuru continued by terming the late Patrick ‘Paddy’ Cornel Odero Ahenda a loyal and patriotic Kenyan who has left behind a strong development legacy when he was the MP for Kasipul Kabondo.

“A loyal and patriotic Kenyan, Amb Ahenda will be remembered for his servant leadership during his diplomatic service and before as the MP for Kasipul Kabondo where he left a strong legacy of development,” Said President Uhuru

The late Ahenda was appointed ambassador to Qatar in 2018 and submitted his creditials in 2019. His tenure saw the rise of Kenyans working in different fields in Qatar from 25,000 to 30,000.

“I note with appreciation the work of Amb Ahenda. During his tenure as our envoy in Doha, he facilitated the significant rise in the number of Kenyans working in different fields in Qatar from 25,000 to over 30,000.” Said President Uhuru

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Berryl Achieng
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