Ambassador Kiplagat was instrumental in championing various peace initiatives in the country. Photo/FILE.
Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat is dead
Former Truth Justice and Reconciliation (TJRC) chairman Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat is dead.
Kiplagat died at the Nairobi Hospital on Friday morning, according to officials who spoke to his family. He died at 3 am but there was no immediate confirmation on the cause but reports said he had been ailing for a while.
His body has been moved to the Lee Funeral Home.
It is the fourth death of a high profile personality in the country this month, coming just two days after that of Nicholas Biwott, a former powerful Cabinet Minister in former Presidential Daniel Arap Moi government. Biwott also died at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been rushed for emergency treatment on Tuesday morning.
Others include Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery who collapsed and died on Saturday morning. He had suffered a heart attack.
Two weeks ago, Senator G.G Kariuki had also died following a long illness and was set to be buried on Friday. Memorial services were held separately on Thursday for Nkaissery and Biwott.