President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday led the nation to mourn former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who died at a hospital in Singapore aged 95.
Heaping praises on the fallen leader, Uhuru affirmed that his prayers are with Mugabe’s family and Zimbabweans for losing a statesman.
“On behalf of the Government and the People of the Republic of Kenya and on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and the People of the Republic of Zimbabwe following the death of former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe,” Uhuru stated.
According to the head of state, Mugabe was very committed and a dedicated Pan-Africanist, who played a major role in shaping the interests of the African continent.
“In this moment of sorrow, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his relatives and the people of Zimbabwe who, for many years, he served with commitment and dedication. Words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss as former President Mugabe was an elder statesman, a freedom fighter and a Pan-Africanist who played a major role in shaping the interests of the African continent,” he claimed.
Uhuru, moreover, added that he would remember Mugabe as a man of courage, who he believed had a strong belief even to the unpopular opinions.
“Indeed, we will remember former President Mugabe as a man of courage who was never afraid to fight for what he believed in even when it was not popular. To his family, the Government and the people of Zimbabwe, may the Almighty God comfort you and may the soul of former President Mugabe rest in eternal peace,” Uhuru insisted.
His deputy, William Ruto, described Mugabe as a revolutionary freedom fighter and a liberation hero who fought for Zimbabwe’s independence.
Condolences to the people of Zimbabwe following the passing on of former President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe was a revolutionary freedom fighter and a liberation hero. He fought for the emancipation of his people and Zimbabwe’s independence with courage, resolve and dedication.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) September 6, 2019