President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered Kenyan flag to be flown at half-mast for three days in honour of the former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe starting Saturday 7th until Monday 10th. In a statement to newsrooms on Friday, the President described the late Zimbabwean strongman as a shining beacon of Africa's liberation, an icon that led Zimbabwe in its liberation struggle from colonialism to independence. "He was also an embodiment of the Pan African spirit, offering immeasurable assistance to his neighbour South Africa in their struggle to end apartheid," Uhuru said. The President further said throughout Mugabe's reign he maintained close relationships with Kenya, visiting Kenya in different occasions with the last one being in the TICAD VI in 2016. "It is this close relationship that has seen Kenya and Zimbabwe assist each other to build capacities in various fields and confer each other at different multilateral fora," he added. Mugabe died at the age of 95 on Friday after battling ill health. Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign. He was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial after criticising the government of Rhodesia in 1964.