By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Queen Elizabeth has sent a message of condolence to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyans at large following the death of the late President Mwai Kibaki.
“I send you and the people of Kenya my condolences at this loss,” the Queen said in a statement.
The British High Commission conveyed the message to the president through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On Friday, Tanzania President Samia Suluhu declared two days of national mourning and urged Tanzanians to condole with Kenyans.
She said in a statement that the national mourning will start on Friday, April 29 to Saturday, April 30.
“During this two day national mourning, our national flag will fly at half must across the entire territory of the country and all Tanzanian diplomatic missions abroad,” she said.
Others who have offered their heartfelt condolences include President Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Evariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi), Muse Bihi (Somaliland) and the East Africa Secretariat.
President Kibaki died on Friday, April 22 aged 90. His death was announced by President Kenyatta in a televised address to the country.
Kibaki will be laid to rest on Saturday at his Othaya home in Nyeri County.