Kenya declares Mugabe an African hero, flags to fly at half-mast.
Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta orders flying of national flag half-mast on Saturday and Monday in honour of Robert Mugabe; declares him an African hero.
Kenyatta paid tribute to Robert Mugabe, saying the 95-year-old had been “an elder statesman, a freedom fighter and a pan-Africanist who played a major role in shaping the interests of the African continent”.
“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,” Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement.
His Tanzanian counterpart, John Magufuli, shared similar sentiments, tweeting in Swahili: “Africa has lost one of its courageous leaders, who resisted colonisation through actions.”
Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died
We woke up to sad news this morning as we received the sad news of the passing of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.
The former Zimbabwe president died in Singapore, current president Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed this morning. It is believed he had been receiving treatment there…MORE HERE.