President Kenyatta orders Kenyan flag countrywide be flown at half-mast

By Brian Okoth On Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 12:30 | < 1 min read
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. [PHOTO | FILE]
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    “I, Uhuru Kenyatta, do hereby order that in memory of Nkurunziza the Flag of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at all Public Buildings.”

Presidential proclamation with respect to the death of H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the République du Burundi:

“To the People of the East African Community,

“In honour of the life of His Excellency the Late President Pierre Nkurunziza; and as a mark of the immense respect and esteem he was held in by the People of East Africa, Africa and the entire World; and in recognition of his enormous contributions to advancing integration and prosperity of the East African Community (EAC); and in solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters in the Republic of Burundi, the wider EAC and the whole of Africa who are in deep mourning at the loss of a Great Son of Africa:

“I, Uhuru Kenyatta, under the authority vested in me as the President of the Republic of Kenya, do hereby order and direct: –

“That in memory of the Late President Pierre Nkurunziza, and in solemn solidarity and mourning; the Flag of the East African Community and the Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at all Public Buildings and Public Grounds and wherever else throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya and at all of Kenya’s Diplomatic Missions abroad; from dawn on Saturday, 13th June, 2020 until sunset on the day of his interment.

“May the Late President Pierre Nkurunziza

“Rest in eternal peace.

“Issued under the Hand and Seal of the President, at State House, Nairobi, on this twelfth day of June, the year of our Lord twenty-twenty.

“Uhuru Kenyatta,

“President.”

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