Friday, June 12, 2020 – President Uhuru’s directive that the Kenyan flag be flown half-mast on Saturday to honor late Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has rubbed a section of Kenyans the wrong way.
In a Presidential Proclamation shared on twitter, the Head of State declared that in memory of the late Burundi President, the Kenyan and EAC flags shall be flown at half-mast from dawn to dusk on Saturday.
“I, Uhuru Kenyatta under the authority vested in me as the President of the Republic of Kenya, do hereby order and direct that in memory of the Late President Pierre Nkurunziza, the Flag of the East African Community and the Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast,” read the proclamation.
A section of Kenyans has protested Uhuru’s directive noting that Nkurunziza was a brutal dictator who doesn’t deserve such an honor.
President Nkurunziza, who ruled Burundi with an iron fist for 15 years, died on June 9th aged 55 years of a heart attack.
However, reliable sources indicate that Nkurunziza may have succumbed to the novel Coronavirus.
See the reaction below.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.