SAD NEWS: Ghanaian Poet Kofi Awoonor dies in Kenyan Shopping Mall attack #RIPKofiAwoonor

The late Prof. Kofi Awoonor

The late Prof. Kofi Awoonor

Government regrets to announce the death of former Chairman of the Council of State, Prof. Kofi Awoonor in Nairobi, Kenya this Morning.

Prof. Awoonor died from injuries sustained during an attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi this morning which Somali militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for. 

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.

Government extends its condolences to Prof. Awoonor’s family and Ghanaians at large for this tragic loss.

FELIX KWAKYE OFOSU
DEPUTY MINISTER FOR INFORMATION AND MEDIA RELATIONS
September 21st, 2013)

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