Kenya’s ambassador to Qatar Patrick Paddy Ahenda is dead.
Ahenda passed away while receiving treatment at a hospital in Doha, Qatar.
Confirming his demise, his family noted that Ahenda suffered a stroke when he was taken ill.
“May uncle’s soul test in eternal peace as we pray for comfort for his wife, Millicent, children, family and Joka Sajni clan in Jesus’ name. Amen,” Ahenda’s brother, Gabriel Ochanji said.
He served as Kasipul Kabondo MP between 2005 and 2007 on a Liberal Democratic Party ticket.
Ahenda was appointed to serve as the head of the High Commission in Qatar in October 2018.
Ahenda who hailed from Kasewe in Kabod West ward, Homa Bay County was MP in the then Kasipul Kabondo constituency between 2006 and 2007.
This was before it was split to Kabondo Kasipul and Kasipul.
He was elected to Parliament on the Liberal Democratic Party ticket during a 2005 by-election after the death of then MP Peter Owidi.
He however lost the seat in 2007, defeated by Oyugi Magwanga.
His demise comes months after the death of Kenya’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Dr Wilfred Machage who succumbed to an illness that he suffered while in Nigeria.
The veteran politician is said to have collapsed and died in his home in Abuja, Nigeria.
Speaking to a local publication, Machage’s twin brother, Sospeter Magita revealed that the former diplomat collapsed moments after he had lunch.
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