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The Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya Ekwee Ethoro describes Nelson Mandela as a personal embodiment of all that is good.

The Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya Ekwee Ethoro pays tribute to fallen South African President Nelson Madiba Mandela.

Ethoro paid a courtesy call to Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and later signed a condolence book at the foyer of Parliament in which Members of Parliament and general public are registering their condolences.

Ethoro noted that Nelson Mandela was a personal embodiment of all that is good saying that he made Africans be recognized by the whole world.

He cited that in 1980s Africa was considered a continent that had lost in economic development, the early stories about colonialism, slave trade and the famous book that considered Africa as a heart of darkness.

Ethoro said that Nelson Mandela demonstrated a different image of Africa to the World through the struggle to end apartheid. He adds that when everyone expected him to ravage after he had been in prison for 27 years he came and preached peace and reconciliation.

Ethoro noted that African leadership must go for values for human rights, development and uplifting the African person saying that it is the only way Africa can pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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Meanwhile, Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi says that it’s more comforting to understand that Nelson Mandela will remain an immortal guide to the leaders and led on the African Continent.

“So we are missing a unique person who has done a lot, not selfish but a person who has selflessly served us, may God rest his soul in eternal peace but let his light continue to shine on the continent”, Ssekandi noted.

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Members of Parliament and the General Public continue to flock parliament to sign the Nelson Mandela condolence book that will be sent to South Africa later this week.


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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.