The former Attorney General and Cabinet Minister Charles Mugane Njonjo has passed away.
On Sunday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced his death. He said that Njonjo’s death was a huge blow to the country.
He was 101 years old. “Mr. Njo’s death was a huge blow not only to his immediate family, friends and relatives, but also to all Kenyans and the entire African continent, because he played a leading role in the establishment of the Kenyan nation at the time of independence,” Uhuru said.
Nairobi, Kenya January 2-Sir Charles Mugane Njonjo passed away. Njonjo passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 101.
He is the only surviving member of the independent cabinet of the founding President Jomo Kenyatta.
In expressing condolences to his family, President Uhuru Kenyatta called him a “selfless leader”, who has made great contributions to Kenya’s independence and helped shape Kenya’s destiny.
According to his family, Njonjo, commonly known as the Duke of Kabeteshire, passed away peacefully at 5 am on Sunday.
“The death of Hon. Njonjo was a huge blow not only to his immediate family, friends and relatives, but also to all Kenyans, and the entire African continent, because he played a leading role in the founding of Kenya’s independence.” President Kenyatta said in a telegram from the country. House.
Njonjo is from Kabete, a suburb of Nairobi, the capital. He is known for his British manners and eloquence. He studied and lived in the UK for a period of time, then returned to Kenya and then worked as an AG.
As a country, the president said: “We should thank Hon. Njonjo and his generation of leaders of the independence era for their selfless contributions to laying a solid foundation for our country’s continued prosperity.”
He said that Kenya’s progressive constitution and the soundness of the legal system are attributable to Njo’s outstanding work as the country’s first Minister of Justice from 1963 to 1979 and as Minister of Constitutional Affairs from 1980 to 1983. Work.