Moi mourns Mugabe as icon in Africa’s independence struggle

Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe who died on Friday morning aged 95. [AFP]
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has mourned the death of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe who died on Friday morning aged 95.

“It is with a heavy heart that I convey my condolences and that of the family of  His Excellency Mzee Moi to the family, the government and people of Zimbabwe following the death of H.E Robert Gabriel Mugabe,” Baringo Senator Gideon Moi said in a statement.

Senator Moi euligised Mugabe as one of the leading lights of Africa’s independence struggles.

He said Mugabe has left an enduring legacy of patriotism, dignity and respect for the continent.

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“Mugabe will be remembered as one of the leading lights of Africa's independence struggle, one who left an enduring legacy of patriotism, and who stood for the dignity and respect for the African continent.”

Senator Moi described Mugabe as a pan-Africanist who played a major role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

He added that Mugabe was an astute politician who will be remembered for his eloquence and an unwavering stand in matters concerning the welfare of Zimbabweans and Africans in general.

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“Robert was a good friend who visited Kenya on several occasions, cementing the cordial relationship between the two countries,” Moi added.

Mugabe was hospitalised in Singapore for months for an undisclosed ailment.

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He has been in ill health since his ouster and humiliating removal from office in November 2017.

He was succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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