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‘We’ve Lost A Great Leader’, Uhuru Kenyatta Announces The Death Of Kenya’s 3rd President, Mwai Kibaki



The Oasis Reporters



April 22, 2022

 

Mwai Kibaki


Former President of the East African nation of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, who led the country for more than a decade, has died, according to his successor, Uhuru Kenyatta speaking on television, Friday. He was 90.



“it is a sad day for us as a country. We have lost a great leader,” Kenyatta said in an address on state television.


 




He ordered a period of national mourning until sunset on the day Kibaki is to be buried, with all flags to be flown at half-mast.



Kibaki served as Kenya’s third president, from 2002 to 2013.

“As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history… Kibaki earned the binding respect and affection of the people of this nation,” Kenyatta said.



“President Kibaki will forever be remembered as a gentleman in Kenya’s politics. A brilliant debater whose eloquence, wit and charm won the day time and time again.”


Meanwhile, motions are in top gear in readiness for the country’s general election coming up later in the year.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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