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Uhuru mourns Kenya’s ambassador to South Sudan

A combination photo of President Uhuru Kenyatta (top left) and former Kenya’s Ambassador to South Sudan Chris Karumba Mburu who died in Juba, South Sudan on Sunday. [Standard]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Kenya’s Ambassador to South Sudan Chris Karumba Mburu.

Mburu died of heart attack on Sunday night in Juba.

In his message, the head of state described Mburu as an eminent public servant and a great citizen 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.”

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

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He further sent his prayers of comfort to the family of the fallen diplomat.

“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 president appointed the late Mburu as Kenya's Ambassador to South Sudan in 2018

Before being appointed as the ambassador, Mburu was the director at the National Intelligence Service (NIS).