- President Kenyatta ordered that both flags should be flown at half-mast at all public buildings and public grounds from Thursday to sunset on the day of Magufuli’s funeral.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered seven-day national mourning for fallen Tanzanian President John Magufuli.
The President also directed that the Kenyan flag and that of the East African Community be flown half-mast to honour Magufuli who died on Wednesday.
In a statement issued from State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta ordered that both flags be flown at half-mast at all public buildings and grounds including diplomatic missions abroad from Thursday to sunset on the day of Magufuli’s funeral.
Mr Kenyatta eulogised Magufuli as a friend, a colleague, and a visionary ally whom he worked with closely to forge lasting bonds between Kenya and Tanzania.
“On behalf of the Government and People of Kenya, I convey our sincere condolences to the First Lady of Tanzania, HE Mrs Janet Magufuli, their children and his entire family; and affirm our deep solidarity with the Government and People of Tanzania during this challenging time. Tanzania remains in our thoughts and prayers,” he said.