Dr. Alfred Mutua, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, is grieving the loss of his longtime barber, Mr. Francis Kinyua, also known as Mkirinyaga.
Tragically, Kinyua passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at his workplace due to complications from high blood pressure.
Dr. Mutua shared that he first met Kinyua in 1999 and has remained a loyal customer throughout the years.
Kinyua held the exclusive role of being the only barber in Kenya who has ever styled Dr. Mutua’s hair.
Heartbroken: It’s with great sadness and shock that I’ve Just received news that my barber of 24 years, Mr. Francis Kinyua aka Mkirinyaga,Dr Alfred Mutua
collapsed at his work place yesterday and sadly he later passed away.
We met in the year 1999 at Kenyatta market and he has been my barber ever since.
I have followed him to many Barber shops to date.
He is the only barber who has cut my hair in Kenya (including just last Thursday)
He was a man that I practically considered family.
His blood pressure was found to be very high before his sad demise.
He was 55 years old.
Rest In Peace my dear friend.
I will ensure that your children duly complete their studies.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time of grief.
Ni Mapenzi yake mwenyezi Mungu. Rest well my friend.