President Kenyatta has led the nation in mourning football legend Joe Kadenge.
Kadenge, 84, passed away on Sunday while undergoing treatment at Meridian Hospital in Nairobi.
In his message of condolences to family and friends of Kadenge, Kenyatta said his death was a great loss to the sporting fraternity and the nation.
"It is with profound sadness that I have learned of the demise of Mzee Joe Kadenge. His death is a loss to the sporting fraternity and our nation. Joe exemplified talent, dedication, and patriotism. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time," said Kenyatta.
Deputy President William Ruto said:" At his prime, Kadenge was unplayable; he terrorized defenders with dribbles, nutmegs and was a joy to watch. He raised a family of great footballers: Francis, Evans, Rogers, and Oscar, who excelled in the sport."
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga tweeted:" We have today lost one of the greatest talents to ever grace a football pitch in our national uniform."
He added: "Joe Kadenge was a true ambassador for the country and Kenyan soccer. May he rest in eternal bliss. May his spirit inspire more young people to pursue the game."
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko wrote:" Condolences to the family and friends of Kenyan football legend, Joe Kadenge who was one of our greatest ever footballer. May God comfort his family at this difficult moment. May his soul Rest in Peace."
ANC leader Musalia W Mudavadi noted: It's with great sadness that I've learned of Joe Kadenge's death. He was perhaps the most legendary of Kenyan footballers & shall be remembered for his exploits on the pitch. My sincere condolences to his family, friends & all he mentored."