The family of Kenya’s first Attorney General, Sir Charles Njonjo, has issued a statement to newsrooms to dismiss reports of his death that have been circulating for the last 24 hours.
The family termed the rumors as a great exaggeration, saying that Njonjo is alive and enjoying his weekend at home.
“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I am well and enjoying my weekend at home as we celebrate Utamaduni Day,” Njonjo was quoted in the statement.
Reports had circulated online declaring Njonjo’ death. The Chief Executive of Wildlife Direct, Paula Kahumbu, and former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, among others, expressed their condolences on their social media platforms.
“The Duke Of Kabeteshire
Charles Njonjo, who turned 101 in January of this year, is popularly known as “The Duke of Kabeteshire” is the only living member of Kenya’s post-independent Cabinet formed by Kenya’s founding President Jomo Kenyatta.
Hugely wealthy, Charles Njonjo’s net worth is reputed to be Ksh7 billion, owning a multibillion property and substantial shares in Sankara hotel, Nairobi.