President Uhuru Orders the Flag To Be Flown Half-mast On Saturday, June 13.
The president of the Republic of Kenya has ordered that the flag
be flown half-mast tomorrow, Saturday 13th June.
He asked for the East African Community flag and that of the Republic of Kenya to be flown half mask from dawn till sunset on Saturday.
This will happen in honour of the late Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza.
“Flags will be flown at half-mast at all Public Buildings and Public Grounds and wherever else throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya and at all of Kenya’s Diplomatic Missions abroad,” read a statement signed by the president.
Presidential Proclamation with respect to the death of H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi 🇧🇮 https://t.co/BcdjvRBeMM
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) June 12, 2020
Pierre Nkurunziza was a Burundian politician who served as the ninth president of Burundi for almost 15 years from August 2005 to his death in June 2020, making him the longest-serving president in the country’s history.
Nkurunziza died unexpectedly on 8 June 2020, aged 55, at the Fiftieth Anniversary Hospital in Karuzi. The government said he had a heart attack. Some in the media suspect he died of COVID-19.