Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
Mr. Kenneth Enahoro, first son of the late elder statesman, Chief Anthony Enahoro, is dead.
He died on Sunday at the age of 63.
Briefing journalists in Benin City, at the family residence at 10 Aideyan Street, the immediate younger brother of the deceased, Mr. Eugene Enahoro, said his elder brother led a fulfilled life and that no foul play was suspected over his death.
â€œWhen a man passes on, you do not suspect any foul play. You do not begin to talk about whether he was sick or not but as long he is aged, God has called him. He survived long enough to bury his own father and he survived by two children.
â€œThe matter on ground now is his children. He has basically retired having buried his father but he was engaged in politics behind the scene. I personally I am not a politician so I am not too much into that. His political friends will do that.
â€œBut it is unfortunate for the family because since the beginning of this year, this has been the third lost we had in the family.
â€œIt is only God that knows how long we are going to live on this earth but I will say that he was my very good friend and he lived a very good and fruitful life. Because the important thing in life are those whom you leave behind.
â€œFor those of you who are younger, it shows the importance of getting your life together very quickly because in our culture, what we pray for is that it is not strangers that bury us. So he has a family and he has children. I am younger than him. So, obviously it rest upon me now to take charge of his affairs,â€ he said.
Eugene noted that the only thing that saddened his heart about his elder brotherâ€™s death was that he did not live to carry his grand children.
He described his late elder brother as his best friend and that he would miss his words of advise.
Presently, a condolence register has been opened in honour of the junior Enahoro at his familyâ€™s residence at 10 Adeyan Street, Benin City.
Among the early callers who signed the condolence register were Mr. Charles Imoloame Charlimo, Messrs Emon Marier, Lady Dora Ogbu and others.
Mr. Charles Imoloame Charlimo described the death of Mr. Kenneth Enahoro as shocking and prayed God Almighty to grant him an eternal rest
â€œI received the news of your death with great shock and surprise. We pray that God keeps you peacefully in his bosom and grant you eternal rest amen,â€ he said.
While Emon Marier described him as a man with a great wisdom.
â€œUncle you were too kind and open to all. Your advice and wisdom in matters will be greatly missed,â€ he said
Also, Lady Dora Ogbu said it was the will of God Almighty that he was called. She prayed that God should grant him a perfect peace.
â€œIt is the will of God Almighty that you are called. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen,â€ she said.