President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with King Mswati III and the people of Eswatini following the death of Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini.

Dlamini, who tested positive for COVID-19 four weeks ago, died after being hospitalised in South Africa.

Uhuru's statement read:

“Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini was an industrious and devoted leader who was committed to improving the wellbeing of his fellow countrymen. It is unfortunate that we have lost such a great leader at a time like this.

“May the Almighty God comfort the Prime Minister's family and the people of Eswatini as they mourn their kin and leader.

“We will forever cherish his contribution to human development especially in the banking and telecommunication sectors where he served successfully for many before becoming Prime Minister,” President Kenyatta said in his condolence message to King Mswati III.

President Kenyatta assured the King and the people of Eswatini that Kenya stands with them at this difficult period of mourning.

“Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the Nation of the sad and untimely passing away of His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini," a statement by Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku read.

"His Excellency passed on this afternoon while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa," it continued.

Dlamini was appointed prime minister in November 2018.