Prof. Awoonor’s family in Kenya to fly body back to Ghana

People from all walks of live have visited the Accra residence of Professor Kofi Awoonor, former Chairman of the Council of State, who died in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday September 21, to express their condolences.

According to a Ghana News Agency source family members had flown to Nairobi to bring home the mortal remains of Prof Awoonor who died in a shooting incident at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi.

His son Afetsi who was also injured in the incident is recuperating in hospital. Al-Shabab, an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group, attacked the mall with guns and grenades.

Mr Felix Ofosu-Kwakye, a Deputy Minister of Information told the media that Government is arranging to bring the body of the late Professor to Ghana for burial.

President John Mahama on his way to New York, described as a sad twist of fate, Prof Awoonor’s demise at the Nairobi Mall where terrorists killed more than 60 shoppers.

“I am shocked to hear the death of Prof Kofi Awoonor in Nairobi,” he said.

President Mahama said such a sad twist of fate placed the Professor at the wrong place at the wrong time.

He said Prof Awoonor would be sorely missed by family, friends, and National Democratic Congress of which he was a committed member.

Source: GNA

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