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Mwai Kibaki Dies At 90

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Kenya’s third president (from 2003 to 2013), Mwai Kibaki, has died aged ninety, POLITICS Nigeria reports.

According to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Fri, Kibaki died on Thursday night.

“It is my sorrowful duty to announce to the nation the passing on of His excellency Emilio Mwai Kibaki, the third president of the Republic of kenya,” Kenyatta same in a televised address from State House, “We have lost a great leader.”

Kenyatta declared a mourning period till Kibaki’s burial, with the flying of the east african country’s flags at half-mast.

Mwai Kibaki Dies At 90 | today nigeria newspapers headlines updates

Kibaki was noted for his liberal reforms, which revived Kenya’s ailing economy; but he was suspect of being unable to adequately contain Kenya’s wide entrenched culture of endemic corruption.

Since leaving office, Kibaki had been in and out of hospital thanks to multiple health complications and old age.

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The deceased is survived by four children. His wife, Lucy Kibaki, died in 2016.

Kibaki’s family has shown very little interest in politics save for his nephew Ndiritu Muriithi, the current Governor of Laikipia County.

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