Kenyas President Dr.William Ruto Mourns Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Mohammed

President William Ruto recently conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the passing of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Al Ain Region. In his expression of sympathy, President Ruto not only mourned the loss of a distinguished leader but also celebrated the remarkable contributions Sheikh Tahnoon made to the UAE’s history and development.

President Ruto’s condolences extended to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and to the Al Nahyan family, as well as to the entire nation of the United Arab Emirates. This gesture reflects the deep respect and solidarity shared between Kenya and the UAE, highlighting the importance of diplomatic relations in times of sorrow.

In his tribute, President Ruto emphasized the significant role Sheikh Tahnoon played in the establishment of the United Arab Emirates. He lauded Sheikh Tahnoon’s collaborative efforts with the nation’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed, underscoring their partnership in shaping the UAE’s destiny. Together, they laid the groundwork for the declaration of the Union on December 2, 1971, a momentous occasion that marked a turning point in the region’s history.

The legacy of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan is characterized by his unwavering commitment to nation-building and his dedication to serving his people. His contributions transcended mere governance; they encompassed a vision for unity, progress, and prosperity. Through his leadership, Sheikh Tahnoon embodied the values of integrity, compassion, and resilience, leaving an indelible mark on the UAE and its people.

President Ruto’s message of condolence also acknowledged the profound grief felt by the Al Nahyan family and the nation as a whole. He prayed for God’s strength to guide them through this difficult time and for mercy upon the departed soul of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. This expression of empathy underscores the bonds of friendship and solidarity that unite nations in times of loss and adversity.

As we mourn the passing of Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, let us also celebrate his enduring legacy and the values he embodied. May his memory serve as a source of inspiration for future generations, guiding them towards a future of peace, prosperity, and unity. In honoring his contributions, we honor the spirit of collaboration and determination that defines the UAE’s journey towards progress and excellence.