Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr
First son of late Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa is dead.
The son of the late Ogoni activist, prolific journalist, and former adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., died on Tuesday, sources say.
It was gathered that Saro-Wiwa Jr, who was based in Abuja, died on Tuesday after a brief illness.
Born in 1968, Saro-Wiwa Junior was an international journalist and an author and later served in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
Late Ken Jnr was the son of Saro-Wiwa who in 1999 began devoting most of his time to human rights and environmental causes, particularly in Ogoniland. He was one of the earliest members of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), which advocated for the rights of the Ogoni people.
The Ogoni Bill of Rights, written by MOSOP, set out the movement’s demands, including increased autonomy for the Ogoni people, a fair share of the proceeds of oil extraction, and remediation of environmental damage to Ogoni lands. In particular, MOSOP struggled against the degradation of Ogoni lands by Royal Dutch Shell.
Details of what led to Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr’s death is still not clear as at the time of filling this report but we will keep our readers updated as story develops.