President Uhuru Kenyatta to skip Kofi Annan’s burial, discloses who will represent him
Kofi Annan will be burried on 13 September 2018 in Ghana
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that President Kenyatta had nominated Muturi as his special envoy at the burial of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Ghana on September 13.
Muturi will lead a delegation of dignitaries comprising of officials from the government, legislature and an official representative from the High Commission of the Republic of Kenya in Abuja at the high profile event.
Annan who spent his professional life advocating for peace and dignity was instrumental in saving Kenya from descending into a failed state following the disputed 2007 presidential elections and the chaos that followed.
A statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry acknowledged his role in the 2007-2008 post-election crisis stating:
"The Government and the people of Kenya join the people of Africa and the international community in remembering his remarkable service to the world".
"In this regard, the people of Kenya are grateful to him for the critical role he played as a mediator during the 2008 post-election crisis."
Annan who passed on in Switzerland at the age of 81 was hailed as a great son of Africa and rose from within the ranks to lead the global agency between 1997 and 2006.
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