‘A Giant Tree Has Fallen’ Says Liberian Leader At The Funeral Of Sheik Kafumba Konneh

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described the passing of Muslim Prelate, Sheik Kafumba Konneh , as a “Giant Tree” that has fallen.

The Liberian leader observed that the former Chairman of the National Muslim Council of Liberia will always be remembered for his fearless and steadfast efforts in securing peace and religious tolerance in Liberia.

President Sirleaf made the comments at the funeral service of the late Sheik Kafumba Konneh held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia on Tuesday.

“When a giant tree falls in the forest, it affects the other trees, Konneh is that tree that has fallen in Liberia and our country will forever be touched by this irreparable loss,” the president noted.

She indicated that the late Sheik Konneh was not only a devoted Muslim but was also a politician, scholar, magistrate and judge; all of which he used to positively impact Liberia and Liberians.

Sheik Kafumba Konneh, who was born February 4, 1944 in Nimba County, died on Monday, July 20, at his home in Topoe Village, Somalia Drive, Gardnerville at age 72.    

The late Konneh was a Liberian Muslim leader, prominent peace activist and member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2005.

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