President Museveni has extended his condolences to the people of Kenya upon the death of former President Mwai Kibaki.
Kibaki, who served as Kenya’s third president from 2003 to 2013, died Friday at the age of 90.
“This afternoon, I received sad news, announcing the death of H.E. Hon. Emilio Mwai Kibaki, the third President of the Republic of Kenya,” Museveni said on Friday.
Museveni said it is a sorrowful moment for the people of Kenya, the East African Community and the African Continent.
“I extend, on behalf of the people of Uganda, heartfelt sympathies to the family of H.E Kibaki, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and all Kenyans, upon the loss of a Great Statesman.”
Museveni described Mzee Mwai Kibaki as a transformational leader and a true Pan-Africanist.
According to Museveni, while at the helm of Kenya’s leadership, Kibaki played a fundamental role in achieving socio-economic transformation and prosperity for the Kenyan people.
He was active in deepening the roots of African unity and cooperation for peace, development and security.
“As he rests from his earthly responsibilities, let the young generation study his exemplary deeds and emulate this Great Son of Africa,” Museveni said.
He added: “He will be remembered for his faithful & excellent service to his motherland and Africa.”