Kenyan leaders mourn former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan died at 80 years old after a short illness at Bern, Switzerland where he was receiving treatment.

The Ghanaian was appointed U.N. Secretary General in 1996 after having served in different capacities within the same organization. He served in this position for two terms until December 2006.

Kofi Annan holds aspecial place in Kenya after and will be remembered for brokering a peace deal between retired President Mwai Kibaki and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga that ended the post-election turmoil in 2008.

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This was after he led the Panel of Eminent African Personalities convened by the African Union in the negotiations that ended the deadly post poll chaos.   Annan described the mediation role as the most engaging but noted that it ended a stalemate that left at least 1,000 people dead.

As the world continue to mourn the great diplomat Kenyan leaders also did not forget to console and mourn with the world.

Here are a few messages from our leaders..

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