President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday ordered that the Kenyan flag be flown half-mast in honour of the late and former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
The flag will be flown half-mast at theÂ State HouseÂ and allÂ publicÂ buildings andÂ grounds,Â at allÂ military postsÂ andÂ naval stations,Â and on allÂ naval vesselsÂ of the Republic of Kenya andÂ throughout the Republic of Kenya.
This will be done from dawn of Saturday to sunset of Monday.
Uhuru on Twitter described Mugabe as courageous, dedicated and a fighter who fought for his nation.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Kenya and on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and the people of the Republic of Zimbabwe following the death of former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe,” he said.
“In this moment of sorrow, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, relatives and the people of Zimbabwe who, for many years, he served with commitment and dedication,” Uhuru added.
Uhuru described Mugabe as a freedom fighter, a Pan Africanist and an elder statesman.
Mugabe died on Friday at the age of 95Â at a Singapore Hospital.
Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign.