Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has died aged 90.
The declaration was made on Friday April 22 by the sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta who commended his predecessor as an incredible leader.
Mwai Kibaki served two terms as leader of Kenya, somewhere in the range of 2002 and 2013.
Eulogizing the late President, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta said:
“As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history, Mwai Kibaki earned the abiding respect and affection of the people of this Nation and other nations throughout the world. (…) “President Kibaki will be forever remembered as the gentleman of Kenyan politics, a brilliant debater whose eloquence, wit, and charm won the day, time and time again”, said Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mwai Kibaki’s re-appointment to a second term in 2007 put a scratch in his long career as his victory was questioned by his adversary, Raila Odinga.
Many people were killed in long stretches of ancestral brutality before an arrangement was reached with the assistance of outsiders.