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Former Zambian President Extends Condolences to Kenya Over Devastating Floods 

Zambian former President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has extended his condolences to the people of Kenya in the wake of the tragic loss of over four hundred lives due to violent floods caused by a tropical cyclone. 

President Lungu, accompanied by First Lady Madam Esther Lungu, emphasized the importance of unity and support in times of crisis, echoing the ethos of ‘Ubuntu’ and Pan Africanism.

Addressing the nation, President Lungu invoked the teachings of Zambia’s founding fathers, including Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, as well as other Pan-African leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere. 

He emphasized the interconnectedness of African nations, stating, “If your neighbor has a problem, so do you.”

Expressing profound sorrow over the scale of the tragedy, President Lungu underscored the severity of the situation, describing the loss of four hundred lives in a short span of time as a national tragedy. 

He acknowledged the overwhelming devastation inflicted upon individuals, families, and communities, urging all Africans to come together in support of Kenya during this difficult time.

The Zambian leader appealed to African countries, regional bodies, and the international community to respond effectively and promptly to the emergency in Kenya. Recognizing the potential for similar disasters to strike any African nation, 

President Lungu emphasized the need for proactive measures and solidarity among nations.

In closing, President Lungu conveyed Zambia’s deepest condolences to the people of Kenya, reaffirming the nation’s unwavering support and solidarity.  

The African continent stands united in mourning and in the spirit of ‘Ubuntu,’ offering support and solidarity to those affected by the tragedy, as Kenya grapples with the aftermath of the devastating floods

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