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ED Mourns Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki

ED Mourns Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed condolences following the death of former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki who died on Friday, 22 April at the age of 90.

As a result, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was supposed to officiate at this week’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, has had to cancel his trip.

During a ZANU PF rally in Epworth, Harare on Saturday, 23 April, Mnangagwa observed a moment of silence in honour of Kenya’s third president who was in office from 2002 to 2013. Said Mnangagwa:

We have the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair and we had invited Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan President.

However, we received news that his predecessor Mwai Kibaki died last night (Friday). Today, President Kenyatta sent me a message that he is no longer able to make the trip.

He was supposed to come to Zimbabwe for a State visit and later go to Ghana.

Posting on his Twitter page yesterday, President Mnangagwa paid tribute to the late Kibaki, describing him as an advocate for the economic emancipation of Kenyans. He wrote:

My sincere condolences to the people of Kenya and to the family of President Kibaki.

His dedication to the economic transformation of Kenya will be remembered for many generations.

The people of Zimbabwe stand with Kenya during this time.

More: The Sunday Mail

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