President Uhuru Kenyatta made a presidential proclamation of seven days mourning and the Kenyan flag to be flown at half mast in public and all it's embassies. Here is part of what he said.
The death of Pombe Magufuli came as a shocker after many speculations over his health in the last two weeks.
The deputy President Dr. William Samoei Ruto also penned a letter to the family, and the and the people Tanzanian expressing his grief for the loss.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also sent his condolence to the people of Tanzania on his Twitter handle.
Finally, the Kenyan Parliament convened afternoon session and dedicated time to pay tribute the the fallen African giant. They particularly remembered him as a leader who did not mince his words in what was for the good of his people. They noted that he allowed free trade between Kenya and Tanzania, had immense love for his country, stamped out corruption, laziness and ineptitude in his government which ensured seamless service delivery to the people.
May his soul rest in peace.
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