Kenyans have learned with sadness that former head of service Richard leakey has died.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has led Kenyans to mourn his death.
“On behalf of the people of Kenya, my family and on my own behalf, I send heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the family, friends and associates of Dr. Richard Leakey during this difficult period of mourning.” President Uhuru has condoled on behalf of Kenyans.
Richard Leakey was a Kenyan anthropologist, conservationist, and political figure who was responsible for extensive fossil finds related to human evolution and who campaigned publicly for responsible management of the environment in East Africa.
By 2015, the poaching of wildlife that Richard Leakey had done so much to stop in the 1990s had returned to crisis levels. President Uhuru Kenytatta asked Richard Leakey to return to the Kenya Wildlife Service as chairman.
At age 70, Richard Leakey took up the challenge, continuing his lifelong service to the environment and to the continent that gave birth to the human race.
This has been a bad day as far as the country and it’s prominent people is concerned after the people learnt of the passing on of the first Attorney General, Charles Njonjo this morning.
This evening, the State House in Nairobi has communicated the passing of the former head of public service, Dr. Leakey.
Dr. Richard Leakey is a world renowned paleontologist and conservationist who has served in various government roles in Kenya.
The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has mourned the passing of the former head of public service who also held other senior positions in previous governments.
He once served as the Director of the Museums of Kenya where he revamped the sector and made it more vibrant receiving more visitors than ever before.
He was also the Chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service Board of Directors for a long time and this is what made him an admired conservationist across the globe.
We offer our condolences to the family of Dr. Richard Leakey during this difficult period.