Kiir jets to Kenya for Mwai’s funeral

President Salva Kiir during his departure to Kenya (Courtesy photo)

By Bida Elly David

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has left for Nairobi Kenya to attend the funeral of Emilio Mwai Kibaki, the former president of the Republic of Kenya who passed on last Friday. Kiir travelled yesterday along with a number of government dignitaries.

Last week upon receiving news regarding the demise of the late Kenyan President, Kiir avowed a three-day mourning interval in Juba, and has ordered the flag to be lifted at half-mast across all government institutions including diplomatic missions as a veneration to the late and his country.

The government of the Republic of South Sudan was shocked after receiving the grief-stricken news concerning the demise of the former president of the Republic of Kenya.

According to the statement quoted from the presidential official page, President Salva Kiir upon his arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was time-honoured by Prof. Margret Kobia the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes in Coordination with South Sudanese Ambassador in Kenya Amb. Chol Mawut.

“Upon arrival of President Salva Kiir Mayardit at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, his reception was executed by Prof. Margaret Kobia the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Gender together with Chol Mawut, South Sudan Ambassador to Kenya” the statement reads.

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