president Kenyatta,Raila Mourn Archbishop Tutu
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga joined other world leaders in mourning the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Archbishop Tutu died on Sunday aged 90.
In a message of condolence on Sunday to South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, Uhuru eulogized Tutu as an African icon of freedom, peace and reconciliation.
“Through his distinguished work over the years as a cleric, freedom fighter and peacemaker, Archbishop Tutu inspired a generation of African leaders who embraced his non-violent approaches in the liberation struggle,” President said.
In a statement, Raila said Tutu’s death closed an important chapter in Africa’s long and painful struggle for justice, liberty and democracy.
The former prime minister complimented Tutu as leader with rare qualities and abilities, the epitome of bravery and resistance.
“I pass deep condolences to his family and to the people of the Republic of South Africa on the death of this icon,” odinga said.
The ODM leader said Tutu belonged to the generation of African leaders who confronted wrong whenever it happened and never tired of pursuing what is right for South Africans and the human race as a whole.
He was in the category of African leaders who regarded fighting for freedom, justice, democracy and dignity, particularly for the down trodden, as a calling, a duty and a lifelong mission,” he said.
The AU special envoy championed the Revolution Theology which meant using the pulpit to fight the apartheid regime.