President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family of Professor James Kagia who passed away today.

Kagia is the husband of State House Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of Policy and Strategy Ruth Kagia.

In his message of comfort, Uhuru eulogized Kagia as a distinguished Kenyan medical doctor, scholar, and university lecturer whose service to the nation shall be sorely missed.

Ruth was elevated to her position placing her at the center of formulating and driving the government’s political and socio-economic development programmes.

Kagia worked at the World Bank for 22 years, where she rose to the position of Country Director for Southern Africa, managing the bank’s portfolio in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, and Madagascar.

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