Kenyatta Mourns Former Conservationist Dr Richard Leakey

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a condolence message to the family, relatives and friends of a Kenyan conservationist Dr Richard Leakey.

Dr Leakey passed on Sunday, January 2, 2022. President Kenyatta announced his death.

“I have this afternoon, Sunday, January 2 2022, received with deep sorrow the sad news of the passing away of Dr Richard Erskine Frere Leakey, Kenya’s former Head of Public Service,” read part of the statement sent to the media houses.

Dr Leakey, a global renowned Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist, has over the years served our country with distinction in several public service roles, among them as Director of the National Museums of Kenya and Chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service Board of Directors.

Besides his distinguished career in the public service, Dr Leakey is celebrated for his prominent role in Kenya’s vibrant civil society, where he founded and successfully ran many institutions, among them the conservation organization WildlifeDirect.

“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 Kenyatta added.

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