In a statement, she stated that the national mourning period will begin on Friday, April 29 and end on Saturday, April 30.”Our national flag will fly at half mast across the entire territory of the country and all Tanzanian diplomatic posts abroad during this two-day national mourning,” she stated.
Following the death of President Mwai Kibaki, Queen Elizabeth has extended a message of condolence to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyans in general. “I express my sympathies to you and the people of Kenya at this time of grief,” the Queen said in a statement.
The message was delivered to the president by the British High Commission through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”He had dedicated his life to serving the Kenyan people. “Your country will be very saddened by the loss of a great statesman, but Kenya can be proud of the legacy of his leadership,” the Queen remarked.
Various foreign leaders have also expressed their condolences and paid tribute to Kenyans as they mourn Kibaki’s death. Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu declared two days of national mourning on Friday, urging Tanzanians to express their condolences to Kenyans.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Muse Bihi of Somaliland, and the East Africa Secretariat have all expressed their profound sympathies. President Kibaki passed away on Friday, April 22nd, at the age of 90.
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