Friday, March 14, 2014

Former Sierra Leonean president, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Dies

Former President of Sierra Leone Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has died after a protracted illness. He died yesterday March 13th at his home in Sierra Leone.

"Former president Kabbah died at his home around 3:50 pm and the body has been transferred to the... funeral home in Freetown,"a statement read.

President Kabbah, widely credited with returning peace to the shattered west African nation after years of brutal civil war.

The government of President Ernest Bai Koroma led tributes to Kabbah, describing him as “one of the pillars of democracy” in the country.
“He will go down in history as one of the leaders who stood tall in ensuring that he shook hands with people that were rejected by the majority of Sierra Leoneans during the war,” government spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay told reporters.

“If we are now enjoying peace and stability in Sierra Leone, there is no way president Kabbah could be dissociated from that.”
May his soul rest in peace. Amen.