President Uhuru Kenyatta in mourning

President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the late Wilfred Murungi, founder of Mastermind Tobacco Company, describing him as an industrious and vibrant entrepreneur who made a significant contribution to the growth of the manufacturing sector in Kenya.

In his condolence message to the family, relatives and friends of the late Murungi, President Kenyatta said the country has lost one of its most prominent business leaders.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Mr Murungi. He was a man of great insight and unique leadership qualities. His commitment and determination were his strongest assets,” President Kenyatta said.

“His death leaves a gap that will not be filled, and certainly not by these few words of consolation. But we thank God for the time we shared with him, just as we are grateful for the full use he made of it,” the President added.

The President said Mr Murungi will be missed by many Kenyans especially those whose lives he positively impacted.

“In this hour of sorrow, I convey my condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the late Wilfred Murungi.

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Almighty God grant you all the courage and strength to bear this loss,” the Head of State said.