Machage, 65, was said to have collapsed in his Abuja residence on Saturday and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Kenya’s ministry of foreign affairs has released a statement announcing Machage’s demise.
The statement reads: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets to announce the sudden death of Hon Dr. Ambassador Wilfred Machage, Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria, which occurred today [Saturday].
“Ambassador Machage collapsed at home and was pronounced dead at [the] hospital shortly thereafter at around 12.30pm this [Saturday] afternoon in Abuja, Nigeria. His wife was with him when this unfortunate incident happened.”
Sospeter Magita, his twin brother who is a former Kenya ambassador to Russia, told The Standard that he died after eating lunch.
“It is a very sad moment that I have today lost my best friend and confidant,” the statement read.
The late high commissioner’s wife was said to have been with him when he collapsed.
He was a Senator in Kenyan parliament between 2013 and 2017 before being appointed as high commissioner to Nigeria in January 2018.