Kenyans pay tribute to Mandela in Nairobi memorial
11 December 2013, 09:24
Nairobi - Kenyans from all walks of life paid tribute to Nelson Mandela Tuesday as the world commemorated the life of a selfless human being.
A ceremony was held at the St Andrews Church in Nairobi and was attended by government officials, dignitaries and Kenyans alike, simultaneously with the one that was taking place in Johannesburg.
The ceremony was led by Ratubatsi Super Moloi the South African High Commissioner to Kenya who eulogized the late Mandela as a hero that will be hard to replace.
" He was a gret man and a hero not just for South Africans but the world at large. He will be badly missed, he said.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga called Mandela's death a big loss to society.
" It was a great loss and one that we will find hard to live with. On the othe rhand, we must appreciate the fact that we lived with a man like him, he said.
Kalonzo Musyoka the former Vice President also added his voice to the chorus of praises.
" I'm lost for words at his death. The world will miss him badly.
Mandela will be laid to rest Sunday at his home town of Qunu.