A Kenyan Foreign and Diaspora Affairs officer has died while on duty abroad.
David Gathutu, who was a counselor at Kenya's High Commission in the United Kingdom, passed away after a short illness, according to Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua.
"My sincere condolences to the family of one of our Foreign & Diaspora Affairs staff, David Gatuthu, who passed away while on posting, after a short illness,” Mutua said through Twitter on Saturday.
“To the MFDA fraternity, take heart at this time of losing a colleague. To his wife Mary & children, God give you comfort."
Kenya's embassy in Thailand said, "Our deepest condolences to the family of David, especially his daughter. He worked in my division Asia, and was such a hardworking and dedicated officer, very frank and honest and always ready to step in for another officer if asked without complaining."
Kenya's High Commission in Namibia eulogized Gathutu, describing him as “mtu wa vitendo".
"Our deepest condolences to David Gatuthu family, friends and MFDA fraternity. RIP Gatuthu, 'mtu wa vitendo' as was popularly called by your peers!" the High Commission tweeted.