Former President and third President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki has passed away at the age of 90 as confirmed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In his address to the nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared a period of national mourning from today until when he is laid to rest. The country’s flags will also fly at half mast during this period.
“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.
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I order and direct that in the testimony of high esteem that all Kenyans held for Mwai Kibaki, the country will hold a period of national mourning until sunset on the day he will be buried. All flags will fly at half-mast during this period,” Said President Uhuru
Kibaki took over the President from Kenya second President Daniel Arap Moi who had severed from 1978 to 2002. Kibaki served the country for two terms as stipulated by law from 2002 to 2013.
Kenya was first ruled by President Jomo Kenyatta who died in office before the late President Moi took over.