Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Saro-Wiwa’s Family devastated over Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr’s death

The family of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr has said they are "devastated" after he died of a stroke related ailment in London yesterday at the age of 47. While officially announcing his death in a statement, they said the family is devastated and will need privacy.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr passed away suddenly on October 18th 2016 following a stroke. He was 47.

His family are devastated and request privacy at this difficult time. Funeral announcements will be made at a later date." They said. 

He was the son of prominent  Nigerian activist  Ken Sarow-Wiwa who was hanged by Nigeria's then-military regime in 1995. 

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