Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta mourns the late Zambia's founding president ,Kenneth Kaunda
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Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta mourns the late Zambia’s founding president ,Kenneth Kaunda

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent condolences to President Edgar Lungu, the Government and the citizens of Zambia following the demise of former President Kenneth Kaunda who died yesterday aged 97.

“On behalf of the Government and the People of Kenya and on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and People of Zambia on the demise of former President Kenneth Kaunda,” President Kenyatta said in his message of consolation.

President Kenyatta lauded the late president of the Zambian nation as an extraordinary legislator and a Pan-Africanist who assumed a vital part in the African continent freedom battle.

“Former President Kaunda was a great leader full of wisdom who remained actively engaged in promoting the interests of the African continent for many years after leaving office. We will always remember and cherish his huge contribution to the welfare of the people of Zambia and Africa as a whole.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Government and the people of Zambia during this difficult time of grieving and loss,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State made it known to zambia that Kenya remained in fortitude with the Government and people of Zambia and prayed to God to comfort them as they grieve their late President.