Mwai Kibaki is Dead

  • Former President Mwai Kibaki (right) enjoys a piece of cake during a past celebration.
    Former President Mwai Kibaki (right) enjoys a piece of cake during a past celebration.
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  • Former President Mwai Kibaki is dead.

    His death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, April 22 at midday during a press briefing at State House, Nairobi.

    Uhuru announced that Kibaki died on the night of Thursday, April 21.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta attending the commissioning of the first cohort of graduate general service officer cadets of the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet, Nakuru County March 31, 2022
    President Uhuru Kenyatta attending the commissioning of the first cohort of graduate general service officer cadets of the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet, Nakuru County March 31, 2022
    State House Kenya

    The President mourned his predecessor as a leader who steered to country's economic growth, democracy and championed the welfare of all Kenyans.

    Uhuru remembered him for his role in the realization of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya and overseeing its implementation.

    Kibaki served as Kenya's third President between 2002 and 2013.

    Uhuru announced that in memory of the late Kibaki will observe a period of the morning from today.

    He stated that all Kenyan flags at all government buildings, ministries, and missions worldwide will be flown at half-mast until the day he is buried.

    "The nation will observe a period of national morning from today until sunset that President will be buried," he stated.

    Further, Uhuru announced that the late Kibaki will be accorded a state funeral even as he asked Kenyans to remember the contributions of the late President to Kenyans.

    "Kibaki championed the realization of the objectives of the East African Community Common Market of trade liberalization for the citizens of the partner states of the East African Community. His inclusive spirit and conviction for economic empowerment transcended the territory of Kenya towards cross-border economic stability.

    "May his memory be observed and example, emulated," Uhuru stated.

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