Information and Broadcasting Services Minister and Chief Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni is dead.
President Michael Sata has announced the death of Mr. Sakeni who died this afternoon at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
And President Sata has sent a message of condolences to the Sakeni family.
In his letter of condolences to the late Sakeni’s widow, President Sata described Mr. Sakeni’s death as heartbreaking.
President Sata says he has learnt with deep sorrow and grief the death of Mr Sakeni who was Mansa central Member of Parliament.
The Head of State stated that it was indeed tragic that the nation has lost a leader who rendered a gallant service to the country in the various distinguished portfolios he held.
He says Mr Sakeni’s works as a career intelligence officer in the Zambia Security Intelligence Service [ZSIS], as Member of Parliament for Chifunabuli, as deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Luapula Province and more recently as Member of Parliament for Mansa Central, Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services as well as PF Luapula Province chairman have undeniably assisted in strengthening the country’s political and economic capabilities.
President Sata has prayed that the Sakeni family takes comfort and solace in the understanding that the entire nation’s thoughts and prayers are with them during this distressing and excruciating period.