President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday joined eight other African Heads of State and a host of other foreign dignitaries in paying glowing tribute to Zambia’s founding President Kenneth David Kaunda.

In his tribute during the State Funeral at Lusaka’s main showground in Zambia, President Kenyatta described the late President Kaunda as one of the last great sons of Africa who committed his entire life to the service of the people of the whole African continent.

Former President Kaunda, the first President of Zambia, died on June 17 aged 97 and will be laid to rest on July 7 at the Embassy Park Presidential Burial site in Lusaka where three other Zambia’s past Presidents – Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa (third President), Dr Fredrick Chiluba (Second President) and Mr Michael Sata (Fourth President) – were buried.

President Kenyatta said Kenya will remember President Kaunda, fondly called “KK”, as a great friend and partner of Kenya’s founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.