The brave former President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki passed on when he aged 90 years respectively.
He was the third Kenyan President to stand from the year 2003 to 2013. His death was announced by the current President Uhuru Kenyatta during a conference.
Following his excellence at the London School of Economics, Mwai Kibaki also running Kenya’s Treasury by his early 30s, “combining technocratic ability with solid liberal social reform instincts”, says Patrick Smith, Editor-in-Chief of The Africa Report.
“His great moment after being elected in 2002 was to hold a liberation press conference which was a genuine exchange of views. We all asked him when he was going to deliver on promises of free primary education he said on Monday, and the press conference was on a Friday afternoon,” says Smith. “The following Monday, thousands of kids turned up demanding free schooling.”
“Kibaki was criticized for that but it came after decades of frustration with the corrupt repression of the Moi years, when a press conference was unheard of,” he continues.
May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace and May God comfort the hearts of the family and friends!