KENYA’S 3RD PRESIDENT EMILIO STANLEY MWAI KIBAKI PASSES ON

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Former President Mwai Kibaki - File Picture

Former President Mwai Kibaki is dead, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Friday, 22 April 2022.

Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki, was born on 15 November 1931 and served as the third President of Kenya from December 2002 until April 2013.

He had previously served as the fourth Vice-President of Kenya for ten years from 1978 to 1988 under President Daniel arap Moi. He also held cabinet ministerial positions in the Kenyatta and Moi governments, including time as minister for Finance (1969–1981) under Kenyatta, and Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988) and Minister for Health (1988–1991) under Moi.

Kibaki served as an opposition Member of Parliament from 1992 to 2002. He unsuccessfully vied for the presidency in 1992 and 1997. He served as the Leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament from 1998 to 2002. In the 2002 presidential election, he was elected as President of Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the former Head of State will be accorded a state funeral.

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