President Uhuru mourns American civil rights crusader John Lewis

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined world leaders in mourning American civil rights crusader and long-serving Congressman John Lewis.

Lewis, an Alabama sharecropper’s succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 years on Saturday.

He was considered one of the last living icons of the United States civil rights movement of the 1960s.

The President said the death of the Congressman had robbed the world of an inspirational politician whose achievements helped shape the careers of many renowned global leaders.

“I wish God’s comfort to the family of the Congressman, members of his Democratic Party and his supporters during this difficult period of grief,” Uhuru said on Sunday through a statement from State House.

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