First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda has marked his 90th birthday by appreciating all the people who have contributed in shaping his life from his childhood through to the time he ascended to the presidency in 1964.

Speaking this afternoon during the interdenominational thanksgiving service to commemorate his 90th birthday at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Dr Kaunda also appreciated his late wife Mama Betty Kaunda his wife of 66-years for her contribution to his life.

Dr Kaunda says though Mama Betty is late, her contribution to his life, family, Zambia and the world at large lives on.

Dr Kaunda adds that even as the country celebrates 50-years of independence, it is a known fact that Mama Betty Kaunda was a contributor to what Zambia has become.

And Dr Kaunda says in his 90-years; one of his greatness lessons has been that he is not alone, but that God has been there for him.

He has since thanked God for seeing him through and the people of Zambia for being there for him.

And Republic President Michael Sata has hailed Dr Kaunda’s political life, describing it as one premised on his staunch desire and belief for national unity and national building.

President Sata says such staunch desire and belief is attested to by the heroic sacrifice which Dr. Kaunda and other gallant men and women made to ensure Zambians are emancipated both politically and economically.

In a speech read for him by Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda, President Sata notes that even in his retirement Dr. Kaunda’s passion for national unity and building have never been quenched.

The Head of State says such attributes that Dr. Kaunda exhibits are what all Zambians regardless of age, tribe race or creed should aspire to and strive to achieve within the foreseeable future.

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Defence personnel at the church service to commemorate the 90th birthday of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
Defence personnel at the church service to commemorate the 90th birthday of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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Dr Kaunda is flanked by Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mkhondo Lungu (left) and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda at the church service to commemorate his 90th birthday at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
Dr Kaunda is flanked by Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mkhondo Lungu (left) and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda at the church service to commemorate his 90th birthday at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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Dr Kaunda talks to Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda at the church service to commemorate his 90th birthday at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
Dr Kaunda talks to Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda at the church service to commemorate his 90th birthday at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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A woman dances before handing a present to First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
A woman dances before handing a present to First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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Dr Kaunda receives a birthday present during a church service to commemorate his 90th birthday at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
Dr Kaunda receives a birthday present during a church service to commemorate his 90th birthday at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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A choir sings at the birthday celebration of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
A choir sings at the birthday celebration of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda pose for a photograph with children at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda pose for a photograph with children at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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National assembly Deputy Speaker Mkhondo Lungu (left), First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda listen to a sermon during a church service at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
National assembly Deputy Speaker Mkhondo Lungu (left), First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda listen to a sermon during a church service at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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Former First Lady Dr Maureen Mwanawasa with Mama Chibesa Kankasa at the church service to commemorate the 90th birthday of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda in Lusaka
Former First Lady Dr Maureen Mwanawasa with Mama Chibesa Kankasa at the church service to commemorate the 90th birthday of First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda in Lusaka

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First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda  a church service commemorating his 90th birthday at at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda a church service commemorating his 90th birthday at at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and National assembly Deputy Speaker Mkhondo Lungu sing a hymn at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda and National assembly Deputy Speaker Mkhondo Lungu sing a hymn at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda n Party leader Cosmo Mumba at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda n Party leader Cosmo Mumba at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka

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First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda (far right) leaves Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the company of Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda, Council of Churches in Zambia General Secretary Susana Matale and Cathedral of the Holy Cross Minister in Charge Father Charley Thomas (left) in Lusaka
First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda (far right) leaves Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the company of Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda, Council of Churches in Zambia General Secretary Susana Matale and Cathedral of the Holy Cross Minister in Charge Father Charley Thomas (left) in Lusaka

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First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda shakes hands with opposition People's Party leader Mike Mulongoti at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda shakes hands with opposition People’s Party leader Mike Mulongoti at Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka
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23 COMMENTS

  1. Not his fan, never was but never is and never ever will be

    But congratulations. 90 is amazing, I know I will live longer than that

    All our love from Scotland to you Mr kaunda

    Thanks

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    • The man, the legend KK! Long live man of honor, liberator and father of our Nation

      Good to see the wonderful lady Mama Kankasa! Very elegant woman even in advanced age

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    • I love this man!!! One of the greatest men I ever met … Long live KK!! It is for this self same reason that I created a KK Fan Page on Facebook way back in 2,009 when very few people could even acknowledge your contributions. Today the group has 10,562 members on Facebook with another 657 members in waiting.

      We are grateful to the Lord for allowing you to share your life with the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise. A great leader, you are; a unifying force, you will always be!

      Love ya!! Happy Birthday, Big Guy!!!

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  2. The man, the legend KK! Long live man of honor

    Good to see the wonderful lady Mama Kankasa! Very elegant woman even in advanced age.

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    • Yes KK is man of HONOR indeed.
      I respect Shamenda, he was jailed by KK ati alefwaya ukumwipaya.

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  3. DR Kaunda looks way better than most 40 something alcohol guzzling men. @Nubian Princess show me your picture so I can compare your cleanliness to Maureen!

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  4. congratulations super ken,you inspire us the younger ones and we are pleased to see 90 in attainable.greet mama kankasa for me she is wonderful.

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  5. Happy Birthday KK! It’s such a joy to see the founding Father of our nation still going strong. I wish I was there to celoebtrate with him.

    It reminds me of Joshua’s words when he was requesting Hebron: “I am eighty-five years old today. and I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in.” Joshua 14:11

    May the Lord continue to bless his Sons and daughters with length of days. Selah.

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  6. Congrats KK – the founder of our nation we are proud of and your ‘One Zambia – One Nation’ slogan is testament to our unity we enjoy. Lady kankansa still very elegant and it is nice to see. But why ba shamenda ukufulwa on such a celebratory day?

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  7. Here is a man who gets all his health check ups locally and he makes it to 90 and still looking strong. No running abroad and spending tax payers hard earned money on expensive treatments. Any fair minded Zambian should get emotional with such a celebration.

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  8. With us young folks swallowing wholesale the toxic western diets and lazy lifestyles i doubt we will live to KK’s advanced age.Happy birthy granpapa Kaunda.

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  9. Congrats,KK. The reason he has enjoyed good health is he takes care of himself. He doesn’t drink alcohol, he’s a vegetarian and you never heard or saw him womanising with dubious women. Most of us, probably 4 in every 5 will not see 60 years of age ,let alone 90! Such is the prevailing culture where it is fashionable to sleeping around and sharing women with sick people. End result- AIDS pandemic. Do the math..just saying…
    But this is about SUPER KEN the true father of Zambia. Long live!!!!!!

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  10. Shamenda spoiled KK’s photos. He should have shaved mwebantu. Congrats to KK for 90 years. You are an inspiration for long life and tribal balancing.

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  11. Mama Kankasa, the lady was just cute in her young age. KK and friends were confused and would sometimes come out with bruises and POPs due to fights over her. Maureen is an elegant one too, don’t know what ‘Nudian’ lady cant see in her.

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  12. Yes!!! the Man, The Legend himself!! LONG LIVE KK!! you are a Man of Honour Indeed, Father of our great nation Zambia. ONE ZAMBIA! ONE NATION!! Happy birthday Sir!…May God continue to give you Strength.

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  13. KK, my man… I am now working for an International Organization all because of KK free education… I was born from a apoor family in a remote district, but today, Im paid in USD because of him and education that he valued so much… Thank you bamudala. Only God will reward you in this life and the life after… Wish many more happy retains…

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