President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday forced to cut his speech at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma, Tanzania after the Muslim call to prayer during the funeral mass of John Magufuli.
Uhuru who was eulogizing the late president John Magufuli temporarily stopped his speech for two minutes from 12.53 pm to 12:55 pm in honour of the Adhaan in a nearby mosque in Dodoma.
Uhuru Kenyatta Cheered for posing his speech during John Pombe Magufuli’s Funeral Mass to honour Muslims’ Adhan Prayer Call. at least 40% of Tanzanians are Muslims.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan and other leaders attending John Pombe Magufuli’s State Funeral at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma, Tanzania.
At least 17 African leaders confirmed attendance to the state funeral of former Tanzanian President Magufuli, chief government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said Sunday.
Tanzania is observing 21 days of mourning after the death of its fifth president while Kenya is marking his death by flying flags at half-staff and observing a seven-day national mourning period.
Uganda is observing 14 days of mourning and flags will fly at half mast within the country and at its embassies around the world until after the burial.