President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Friday directed that the Kenyan flag and that of the East African Community be flown half-mast from Saturday to honour Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza who died on Tuesday.
In a statement issued at State House on Friday, President Kenyatta ordered that both flags should be flown at half-mast at all public buildings and public grounds from dawn to dusk on Saturday June 13.
In the Proclamation, President Kenyatta stated that the move will be in memory of President Nkurunziza's "enormous contributions to advancing integration and prosperity of the East African Community and in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Republic of Burundi".
In a statement issued by Burudni Government Spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye, the late president attended a volleyball match on Saturday afternoon and was taken to hospital in Eastern Burundi that evening after falling ill.
The Burundi government has since declared a period of national mourning for seven days from Tuesday with flags flying at half-mast, with further communication being made in regards to Nkurunziza's funeral.