President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued three directives after the death of Queen Elizabeth II who passed away on Thursday at her Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The President on Friday, September 9, directed that the Flag of Kenya be flown at half-mast at State House and all Kenyan Diplomatic Missions.
Here are the three orders;
1. That in testimony of the respect in which the memory of the Late Queen Elizabeth II is held, Kenya will observe a period of national mourning from today until sunset on Monday, 12th September, 2022.
2. That the Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House and all Kenyan Diplomatic Missions, Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and however elsewhere throughout the Republic of Kenya; from dawn on today until sunset on Monday, 12th September, 2022.
3. That that our national flag shall be flown at half-mast for the same length of time at all High Commissions, Embassies, Consulates, Diplomatic Offices, and other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad.
Queen Elizabeth II, full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, ascended to the throne and became Queen in 1952 aged 25 years. She celebrated platinum jubilee this year to mark 70 years of her reign.