President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Uhuru recalled Kenya’s close ties to Queen Elizabeth II
In his message of condolence and comfort to His Majesty King Charles III, the Royal Family, Prime Minister Liz Truss and the British people, President Kenyatta mourned the 96-year-old monarch as a towering global icon of service disinterested in humanity.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a towering icon of selfless service to humanity and a key figurehead not only to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, where Kenya is a distinguished member, but to the whole world,cried President Kenyatta.
The President said he received the sad news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with great sadness and a deep sense of loss, saying that the people and government of the Republic of Kenya stand in solidarity with the Royal Family, the UK and the world. in mourning for the late monarch.
The Head of State recalled Kenya’s close ties to Queen Elizabeth II, noting that the longest-serving monarch in British history succeeded her father, King George VI, who died while she was on safari in Kenya.
Queen Elizabeth II, full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, ascended the throne and became queen in 1952 at the age of 25. She celebrated her platinum jubilee this year to mark 70 years of her reign.
William Ruto sends his condolences to the royal family
President-elect William Ruto also mourned the Queen’s death in a message shared on his social media platforms.
“She has led the evolution of the institution into a forum for effective multilateral engagement whose potential to generate enormous socio-economic progress remains indisputable and reflects on the Queen’s historic legacy.
“We will miss her cordial ties with Kenya and may her memories continue to inspire us. We join the Commonwealth in mourning and offer our condolences to the Royal Family and to the United Kingdom.” Ruto said.
He celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s long service, describing her leadership as admirable.