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President Kenyatta travels to Zambia for Sata’s burial

11 November 2014, 10:59 PSCU

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country on Tuesday for Lusaka, Zambia to attend the burial of Zambian President Michael Sata.

President Sata will be laid to rest Tuesday at the Embassy Park – the burial site for Zambian presidents where two other leaders, Levy Mwanawasa and Fredrick Chiluba were buried.

The Zambian leader died on 28th October at age 77 years while undergoing treatment in London.

In his condolence message to the Government and people of Zambia, President Kenyatta described the late Zambian President as an exceptional leader gifted with unique, admirable abilities and strong values.

The funeral is expected to be attended by other regional leaders.

Also read: President Kenyatta to attend Zambian president's burial

The plane carrying the President and his delegation departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 5.00 a.m.

President Kenyatta was seen off at the airport by the Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Monica Juma, Vice Chief of Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Samson Mwathethe and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo among other senior Government officials.

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