President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that all Kenyan flags be flown at half mast in honor of the late Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza who passed away on June 9th.
In the directive issued on Friday, all Kenyan flags and the Flag of the East African Community be flown at half-mast at all Public Buildings, Public Grounds and wherever else throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya.
The same directive extends to the Kenya’s Diplomatic Missions abroad and will be in effect from Saturday, June 13 to the sunset of the day when the late president will be interred.
“May the late President Pierre Nkurunziza rest in eternal peace,” the Presidential Proclamation read.
Reports indicate that the late Nkurunziza died at the Karusi Fiftieth Anniversary Hospital following a cardiac arrest on June 8, 2020.
“He watched a volleyball match on Saturday afternoon in Ngozi but became unwell later that night. He was rushed to hospital and by Sunday his health had improved. He was able to interact with people who were around him,” a statement from the Government Spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye read.