May 17, 2022

Former Attorney-General Charles Njonjo is dead

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Former Attorney-General Charles Njonjo is dead.
The family said that Njonjo succumbed to pneumonia.
Njonjo’s personal doctor, David Silverstein, declared the former AG dead at 5 am Sunday.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have this morning, Sunday 2nd January 2022, received the sad and heartbreaking news of the passing away of Hon. Charles Mugane Njonjo,” president Uhuru Kenyatta said.
“Njonjo, the only surviving member of Kenya’s independence Cabinet, passed away peacefully at 5 am this morning at the age of 101 years.”
Charles Njonjo’s son-in-law, Carey Ngini said that he had left a wish to be cremated immediately after he dies.
“On behalf of the Kenyan nation, my family and on my own behalf, I send deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and relatives of Hon. Njonjo, and indeed all Kenyans,” Uhuru said.
“May God the Almighty grant each one of us grace and fortitude as we mourn and come to terms with the passing away of Hon. Charles Mugane Njonjo who was not only our national hero but an icon of Kenya’s progress through the years.”

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