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‘Serry-Kamal was a legend’

- Ambassador Multi-Kamara

January 21, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

As family members and friends commemorated one year since the passing on of late politician and legal luminary, Hon. Abdul Franklin Serry-Kamal, with a memorial service on Sunday (18 January), erstwhile ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Abubakarr Multi-Kamara, has described him as a “legend” that should never be forgotten in the history of Sierra Leone.

Ambassador Multi-Kamara, who was giving a memorial tribute at King Memorial United Methodist Church, Regent Road, Freetown, said the late legal and political doyen started his career as a lawyer and rose to the rank of Attorney-General in 2007.

“On the 18th January 2014 I know it was a shocking news to those who knew the late man, because this was the man who volunteered his profession as a lawyer to protect and defend the justice of the poor irrespective of religion or tribal background. The late man is gone but I tell you his legacy will continue to inspire young people of this nation,” Ambassador Multi-Kamara said.

He revealed that his late father, who was a traditional ruler, admired the late Serry-Kamal not least for his legal background and his resolve to fight for justice on behalf of the poor.

He said the former Attorney-General was a self-made man who worked hard and spent nights burning the candle to acquire education, and that he earned respect among his learned colleagues throughout his 40 years of legal service.

“This late man was a key member of the ruling All People’s Congress and his role in the party contributed a lot to the party gaining back power in the country,” said the erstwhile ambassador, who also referred to the late Mr. Abdul Franklyn Serry-Kamal as “a gentle man to the highest order”.