President Kenyatta eulogizes the late Mugabe

(From Left) Malawi President Peter Mutharika, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attend a farewell ceremony for late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, held for family and heads of state at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on September 14, 2019. [AFP]
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday eulogised former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe as an icon of the continent's liberation struggle and an elder statesman who relentlessly championed for Africa's dignity.

The President said the father of independent Zimbabwe will be remembered for his contribution to the liberation of many African nations which benefitted from his support in the 80s and 90s.

“Comrade Mugabe was an embodiment of the Pan-African spirit, offering immeasurable assistance and solidarity to many other African countries in their struggles to end colonial rule and apartheid,” he said at Rufaro National Sports Stadium in Harare at the state funeral service of the former President.

He said Mugabe, who died aged 95 at a Singapore hospital last week, never shied from pushing for the ownership and prudent utilisation of African resources for the benefit of its people.

The President was accompanied by CS Eugene Wamalwa and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka [PSCU]

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