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President mourns death of close friend

President Uhuru Kenyatta is grieving following the death of a close friend.

Mr Kenyatta had a hard time coming to terms with the sudden demise of his South African friend and legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.

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According to the Head of State,Mr Masekela’s death caught him by surprise since he was in sound health and full of life by the time of his sudden demise.

“I had the privilege of counting him as a friend. I often met him, here in Nairobi, or in South Africa. He was as energetic, as full of life, and as optimistic as ever, so it is a terrible surprise to hear that he has left us.” He tweeted.

Masekela, 78, died on Tuesday in Johannesburg after succumbing to prostrate cancer.

His family broke the sad news through a statement;

“…The family of Ramapolo Hugh Masekela announce his passing. After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family.”

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Uhuru particularly paid tribute to the celebrated musician’s contributions to the fight against apartheid.

Other world leaders ,musicians and celebrities were equally grieved by his death and wrote condolence messages on social media.

May his Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.



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