Tanzania Mourns President Kibaki

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Tanzania President Samia Suluhu has declared two days of national mourning in her country to honor former President Mwai Kibaki.

“I request all the people of Tanzania to stand with our neighbors in Kenya who are going through a difficult period,” read a statement released by the Head of Communication from Suluhu’s office.

According to Suluhu’s statement, the period starts on Friday 29th April to Saturday 30th April as all flags in the country and in their embassies will be flown at half-mast.

Suluhu sent her heartfelt message of condolence to Kenyans and urged Tanzania to join their neighbors in mourning.

Queen Elizabeth II is also among the world’s prominent leaders who have eulogized President Kibaki as a great statesman.

The queen in her condolence noted that Kenyans can take pride in the legacy of Mzee Kibaki’s leadership.

“I was sorry to receive the news of the death of Mwai Kibaki. He had a lifelong record of service to the Kenyan people. It will be of deep sadness to your country to have lost a great statesman, but Kenya can take pride in the legacy of his leadership,” read the queen’s condolence message.

Former President who died on April 22, 2022, will be laid to rest on the 30th of April 2022, at his home in Othaya Nyeri County.

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