Kenya’s longest-serving president, Daniel Arap Moi, whose rule was marred by corruption and torture of opponents, died on Tuesday at the age of 95.
Mr Moi died peacefully in hospital surrounded by his family.
There was no immediate explanation for Moi’s death, but he had been in and out of hospital with breathing problems in recent months.
The former president came to power in 1978, when he was serving as deputy to the nation’s first leader President Jomo Kenyatta died.
He is credited for keeping Kenya relatively stable compared with its troubled neighbours, and he worked for peace in the region.