By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—ELDEST son of late Chief Anthony Enahoro, Mr. Kenneth Enahoro, is dead. He died on Sunday at the age of 63.
Addressing newsmen in Benin City, at the family residence on 10, Aideyan Street in Benin City, Edo State, the deceased’s immediate younger brother, Mr. Eugene Enahoro, said his elder brother lived a fulfilled life, adding that he suspected no foul play in his death.
He said, “When 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 father and he is survived by two children.
“The 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 am not a politician so I am not much into that. His political friends will do that.
“But it is unfortunate for the family because since the beginning of this year, this has been the third loss we have had in the family.”
“It 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 things in life are those whom you leave behind.
“For those of you who are younger, it shows the important of getting your life together very quickly because in our culture, what we pray for is not for strangers to bury us. So, he has a family and has children. I am younger than him. So, obviously, it rest upon me now to take charge of his affairs,” he said.
Eugene noted that the only thing that saddened him was that his late elder brother did not live to carry his grand children.
He described his late elder brother as his best friend, adding that he will miss his words of advice.
Condolence register has since been opened in his honour at his family’s residence on 10, Adeyan Street, Benin City.
Amongst the early callers, who signed the condolence register were Mr. Charles Charlimo, Engr. Emon Marier, Lady Dora Ogbu and others.
Mr. Charlimo described the death of Mr. Kenneth Enahoro as shocking and prayed God Almighty to grant him an eternal rest.
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.