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File photo taken on June 17, 2017 shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip returning to the Buckingham Palace in London, Britain. Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died at the age of 99. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

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President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 9 —President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined other world leaders in mourning Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away Friday.

Prince Philip, 99, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the longest serving royal consort in British history.

In his message of condolence and comfort to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the British people, President Kenyatta said the Duke of Edinburgh has been a global unifying factor.

“His Royal Highness Prince Philip has been a towering symbol of family values and the unity of the British people as well as the entire global community. Certainly, we mourn a great man who cherished and worked for peaceful co-existence of the human race,” President Kenyatta said.

The President said he received the news of the death of Prince Philip with great sorrow and a deep sense of loss saying the People and the Government of the Republic of Kenya stands in solidarity with the Royal Family, the United Kingdom and the world in mourning the departed monarch.

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