Ghanaian Prof. Awoonor passes on in Kenya terrorist attack

professor Kofi AwoonorThe Government of Ghana has expressed regret to the death of Professor Kofi Awoonor, former Chairman of the Council of State, which occurred on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya.

A statement signed by Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations on Sunday morning, said Prof. Awoonor died in Nairobi from injuries he sustained during an attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall on Saturday morning, which Somali militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for.

The statement said Ghana’s High Commission in Kenya has confirmed Prof Awoonor’s untimely passing and indicated that his son, who also sustained injuries in the attack, survived and is currently responding to treatment.

The Government has extended its condolences to Prof. Awoonor’s family and Ghanaians at large for this tragic loss. GNA

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