Kenyas Kenyatta Says Queen Was a Towering Icon Of Selfless Service

Nairobi, Sept 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – ninth Sep, 2022 ) :Queen Elizabeth was “a towering icon of selfless service”, Kenya’s outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta mentioned Friday, in a assertion expressing his “deep sense of loss” at her passing.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a towering icon of selfless service to humanity and a key figurehead of not only the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations where Kenya is a distinguished member but the entire world,” he mentioned.

Kenyatta mentioned he “received the sad news… with great sorrow and a deep sense of loss”, noting the previous British colony’s shut ties with the queen.

Elizabeth, then a princess, was on a go to to Kenya in February 1952 when she obtained information of her father’s loss of life whereas staying on the Treetops resort, a distant game-watching lodge within the Aberdare forest.

Kenya was the primary cease on the tour of the Commonwealth she had launched into together with her husband, Prince Philip, instead of her sick father.

It was throughout their evening on the Treetops resort that Elizabeth would change into queen.

The royal go to — and the legend to go along with it — made Treetops among the many most well-known inns on the planet.

Two many years after Kenya declared independence from Britain in 1963, the queen returned to the nation on the invitation of then president Daniel arap Moi.

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