Friday September 6, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered that the Kenyan flag be flown half-mast in honour of the late and former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe, 95, died on Friday morning after a long battle with prostate cancer.

In an Executive Order this morning, Uhuru ordered flags to be flown at half-mast at State House and all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Republic of Kenya.

He said this will be done from dawn of Saturday to sunset of Monday.

In his condolences message, Uhuru described Mugabe as courageous, dedicated and a fighter who fought for his nation.

"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," he said.

He also described Mugabe as a freedom fighter, a Pan Africanist and an elder statesman.


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