President describes late South Sudan ambassador as a “shining star”

President Uhuru Kenyatta has described Kenya’s ambassador to South Sudan Chris Karumba Mburu who died last night as a shining star.

Mr Mburu collapsed and died at his residence in Juba on Sunday night.

In his condolence message, the president said that the late diplomat had a distinguished career public servant and that he 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,” the President wrote.

The President prayed to God to give the family of the late Mburu strength and fortitude to bear with the loss of their beloved especially in this difficult period of mourning.

“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 late Chris Karumba Mburu was appointed Kenya’s Ambassador to South Sudan by President Kenyatta in 2018.