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Little-Known Profile and Career of Jahmby Koikai’s Father

Daniel Koikai's name has become familiar to many following the tragic death of his daughter, Jahmby Koikai. His sudden suicide intensified the public's awareness of...
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Little-Known Profile and Career of Jahmby Koikai’s Father

Daniel Koikai’s name has become familiar to many following the tragic death of his daughter, Jahmby Koikai.

His sudden suicide intensified the public’s awareness of him, with reports stating he was found deceased inside his residence.

During Njambi’s requiem service at Nairobi Chapel on Thursday, Mr. Koikai expressed profound regret for not being fully present in her life.

Reflecting on their relationship, he recalled both the good and difficult times they shared.

“When times were good, we would go shopping and have lunches at some of the restaurants in town,” he reminisced. “I really miss the good times we shared together. When times were bad, we would go for days and months without talking, for which I blame myself and always will, as I have lost the opportunity to mend fences with you.”

Let’s explore Ambassador Koikai’s life and career as a diplomat, including the countries where he has served:

Daniel Koikai joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983 and served in various capacities.

He began as the Second Secretary at Kenya’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, representing Kenya in international forums, notably contributing to the 1991 Conference on Disarmament.

After Geneva, Ambassador Koikai’s career took him to London, where he served as a counsellor at the High Commission of Kenya.

Subsequently, he was appointed Kenya’s ambassador to Nigeria. In 2008, he presented his credentials to then-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

He also held a directorial role in the Kenya Southern Sudan Liaison Office.

Ambassador Koikai’s distinguished service was recognized with the Elder of the Burning Spear Award, bestowed upon him by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018.