The statement signed by Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, said Ghanaâ€™s High Commission in Kenya had confirmed Prof Awoonorâ€™s untimely passing and indicated that his son, Afetsi Awoonor, who also sustained injuries in the attack, survived and was currently responding to treatment.
It said the government had extended its condolence to Prof Awoonorâ€™s family and Ghanaians at large for the tragic loss.
Meanwhile, Sonetco Institute, an information, education and development think-tank, has also extended its condolence to the family of the late Prof Awoonor.
â€œTo us, it is a tragedy for the family, Ghana, Kenya and Mother Africa. We use this opportunity to condemn this coward style of expressing anger by the said terrorist group Al-shabab, killing innocent people to drive home a message of hurt,â€ it said.
A statement issued by the institute said what saddened it most was that the incident happened during the day the whole continent was celebrating and reflecting on the works and dreams of the African of the Millennium, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
â€œMay the soul of the former Chairman of the Council of State rest in peace,â€ it said.