The chair of Kajiado/Narok Economic Bloc, Joseph ole Lenku on Thursday said the sudden demise of Tanzanian President John Magufuli is “heart-breaking”.
Lenku, who is also Kajiado governor, in a statement released at 2.30 pm, said: “We are deeply saddened by his sudden demise.”
He said Kajiado and Narok share a long border with Tanzania, and that all the economic activities taking place along the international border has benefitted Kenyan and Tanzanian Maasais living along it.
“We not only share a common border with Tanzania but a common heritage through our Maa-speaking people and other communities living across our borders,” said Lenku.
“His 6-year stint at the helm has been marked by radical reforms and massive infrastructural development for his people whose wellbeing he guarded jealously,” said Lenku.
He added: “It pains us that we had to lose such an African statement this soon”.
Lenku said on his behalf, family and the County Government of Kajiado, he wished the people of the Republic of Tanzania all the energy to withstand the loss of their leader.
“We pray to our Dear Lord to give his family, friends and the People of the Republic of Tanzania, the grace and strength to overcome the grief that comes with this loss,” he said.
President Magufuli was announced dead on Wednesday evening after he allegedly lost a fight with heart complication he fought for more than 10 years.