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Kenya’s Ambassador to Qatar Paddy Ahenda is dead, family confirms.

Paddy Ahenda, Kenya’s ambassador to Qatar, has died. Ahenda died on Sunday, April 3 at the age of 69, according to his brother Gabriel Ahenda. “Paddy appeared to be in good health. He even connected with some of the family members last Thursday (March 31). We were taken aback by his passing. “We’re waiting for the government to provide us with additional information about what transpired,” Gabriel Ahenda stated. The envoy had been treated in a Doha hospital and had spent a week in the intensive care unit.His family said he was taken to hospital after reportedly suffering a stroke.

Some of the figures who have sent condolence messages to Paddy Ahenda’s family include Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, Homa Bay Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata, and Chief Advisor of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Dr Kenneth Kambona. In August 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta named Ahenda as the Ambassador to Qatar. Rumours circulated in February 2019 that Qatar had rejected Ahenda as the head of Kenya’s mission in the country, however the Middle Eastern country later denied the claims.
Qatar approved Ahenda’s appointment on October 10, 2018, two months after President Kenyatta named him as Kenya’s envoy to the Middle Eastern country, according to a statement released in February 2019. Paddy Ahenda was a Member of Parliament for Kasipul-Kabondo from 2006 to 2007. After the death of then-MP Peter Owidi, who had won the seat on a NARC Party ticket in the December 27, 2002 General Election, Ahenda won the March 1, 2006 parliamentary by-election on a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) ticket.
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