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Kenyatta mourns Margaret Thatcher

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who died Monday morning.

Mr Kenyatta sent a message of condolence to Prime Minister David Cameron and the people of Great Britain following the passing on of Lady Thatcher.

The former PM died following a stroke Monday at the age of 87. The former premier led Britain from 1979 to 1990.

Mr Kenyatta said he had been saddened by the death of Britain's first female prime minister who transformed her country's economy.
Kenyatta, who will be sworn in today described the former Prime Minister as a formidable leader who was highly recognised on the international stage.

He said the late Lady Thatcher was a decisive and firm leader who will be remembered across the world for the frontline role she played in championing free market economic ideology.

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President-elect regretted that the passing on of Lady Thatcher was not only a big loss to Britain and her family but also a great tragedy to many people who had found an inspiration in her.
"To everyone who knew Lady Thatcher and had the opportunity to work and interact with her, the late former Prime Minister was well respected as an iron lady of outstanding ability," Kenyatta said in a statement.
He said the late Thatcher would also be remembered for transforming people's lives both in Britain and around the world.
"Indeed, as we pay homage to her departed soul, let us also celebrate her life, achievements and dedicated service to her country" he added.
Mr Kenyatta prayed that the Almighty God will give the Britons, her family and relatives the strength to bear the loss.
The former Conservative Party leader remains the only female premier in British history and was the 20th century's longest continuous occupant of Downing Street.
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