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Emilio Mwai Kibaki Dead: Kenyans Mourn 90 Years Old former president cum Economist & Scholar

Kenyans Mourn Former President H.E Mwai Kibaki

Former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki is dead following an extended period of sickness. His Excellence Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed the sudden demise on Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

Initial reports indicate that the fallen head of state died at the age of 90 years. H.E. Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki was a two term third president of Kenya between 2002 and 2013.

Former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki is dead

Kibaki who was the only surviving president left behind four children.

  • Judy Wanjiku
  • Jimmy Kibaki
  • David Kagi
  • Tony Githinji.

His wife Lucy Kibaki who died on April 26, 2016 was equally a veteran.

The incumbent had this to say midway his state house briefing.

“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.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Born in 1931 at 1931 in Thunguri village in Nyeri County, Kibaki attended Mangu High School in 1997.

In 1951, he enrolled ate the prestigious Makerere University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, History and Political Science.

In 1955, Kibaki proceeded to London School of Economics. Come 1958, he graduated with a Degree in Economics and Public Finance.

Then followed a successful career profile;

  • 1965: Minister of Commerce and Industry 
  • 1969: Minister of Finance 
  • 1978 – 1988: Vice President
  • 1992 & 1997: Presidential Aspirant

At the peak of his career, he succeeded President Moi of KANU in 2002.

Then again, Kibaki defended the top seat amid resistance from PM Raila Amolo Odinga.

The two eventually worked together following a peace deal chiseled by the late Kofi Annan.

Many Kenyan owe it to Kibaki for reviving a staggering economy and ensuring prosperity for all.