Former President Mwai Kibaki Dies At 90

The country has been plunged into a period of mourning after the announcement of former president Mwai Kibaki’s death.

The news of his passing was announced by the Head of State Uhuru Kenyatta during a state address at State House earlier today.

“It is my sorrowful duty to announce to the Nation the passing on of H.E. Emilio Mwai Kibaki.” He stated.

Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Pronounced Dead

Uhuru announced that Kibaki died on the night of Thursday, April 21 at the ripe old age of 90.

The president announced a period of mourning for Kibaki to be observed all over the country.

“The Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House and all Kenyan Diplomatic Missions, Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts, and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and elsewhere throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya; from today until sunset on the day of his interment. The President, the Deputy-President, the Chief Justice, Cabinet Secretaries, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Speaker of the Senate, Kenya’s Diplomats abroad and whomsoever else is so authorized by law, shall not fly the national flag on their official motorcade from today until sunset on the day of his interment.”

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His excellency Uhuru Kenyatta then went on to speak of all the good Mwai Kibaki will be remembered for.

“As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history, his excellency Mwai Kibaki earned the abiding respect and affection of the people of this nation and other nations throughout the world. We remember the values by which he lived, the ideals he embraced, his dignity and diligence, his candour and concern for the well being of all Kenyans,” Uhuru said.

“His contributions as minister of finance and vice president saw Kenya’s economy grow steadily fuelled by a commodities boom as well as fiscal and monetary policies that were the backbone of his economic philosophy.”

Read the full address here :

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