- Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as KK, was a Zambian politician who served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991.
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero, has died at the age of 97 at a military hospital known as Maina Soko in the capital, Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia.
“I am sad to inform [members] we have lost Mzee [the old man]. Let’s pray for him,” Kaunda’s son Kambarage said on the late president’s Facebook page on Thursday.
Authorities declared 21 days of mourning for the liberation hero.