President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogized Queen Elizabeth as a brilliant leader who helped change the globe.
In a statement released to the press on Friday, September 9, the Head of State offered his condolences at the passing of the Queen, which occurred on Thursday, September 8.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a towering icon of selfless service to humanity and a key figurehead of not only the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations where Kenya is a distinguished member but the entire world,” Uhuru eulogised.
The outgoing Head of State also mentioned that the Queen and Kenya have a rich history together, noted that his reign began during the Queen’s tour of Kenya. This led him to comment that Kenya and the Queen have a lot in common.
“Uhuru received the sad news of the passing on of Queen Elizabeth II with great sorrow and a deep sense of loss saying the People and the Government of the Republic of Kenya stands in solidarity with the Royal Family, the United Kingdom and the world in mourning the departed monarch.
“The Head of State recalled Kenya’s close ties with Queen Elizabeth II noting that the longest-serving monarch in British history took over from her father, King George VI, who died while she was on safari in Kenya,” reads the statement.