EAC Secretary General Ambassador Libérat Mfumukeko has mourned South Sudan’s Undersecretary in the Ministry of East African Community Affairs Mou Mou Athian who passed on in Juba on Saturday.
“The EAC is very saddened by the unexpected death of our brother, Hon. Mou Mou Athian Kuol from South Sudan, a very competent person with a big heart. My sincere condolences to his family,” Ambassador Mfumukeko of Burundi said in a tweet.
According to South Sudan’s Eye Radio, Mou Mou’s death was announced by Lewis Anei Madut, the acting community leader for the greater Tonj community in Juba.
The EAC is very saddened by the unexpected death of our brother, Hon. Mou Mou Athian Kuol from South Sudan, a very competent person with a big heart. My sincere condolences to his family.
— EAC Sec General (@LMfumukeko) February 20, 2021
“Mou Mou died at Juba Teaching Hospital after a short illness the public announcement said. He was 69,” the media outlet said.
Mou Mou had reportedly developed Covid-19-related symptoms.
He had served in several positions in the government, including being an undersecretary in the ministry of General Education and Instructions.
His friends describe him as a rare gem of an academician, a researcher, a mathematician, a linguist of the highest order whose English writing served as school books in Khartoum University, Eye Radio said.