Kenyan Ambassador to Qatar Patrick Paddy Ahenda has died.
Confirming his death on Monday, April 4, his family found out that the ambassador had died while being treated at a hospital in Doha, Qatar.
He suffered a stroke when he fell ill.
Prior to his appointment in Qatar, Ahenda served as Kabondo Kasipul MP between 2005 and 2007 following the death of his predecessor Peter Owidi.
Ahenda was appointed to head the High Commission in Qatar in October 2018 following a rigorous interview exercise in parliament.
When he appeared before the panel in August 2018, several issues arose regarding his qualifications, with some claiming he only had a Form Four certificate.
The politician, meanwhile, claimed that he had extensive experience as a sales manager and had a good chance of taking office responsibilities.
His appointment was discussed after reports emerged that Qatar had rejected the envoy, a claim Qatar has denied.
“The embassy is asking for a reputable newspaper and all other online news platforms that have disseminated information that has not been verified to work hard and verify their copies before publishing them,” the embassy replied.
The disappearance of Anda comes just two months after the death of Kenya’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Wilfred Mage.
Former senator Migori and former deputy minister died in Nigeria in mid-February at the age of 65.