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Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Dies At 90

Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Dies At 90

Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Dies At 90

Kenya’s third president, Mwai Kibaki, died at the age of 90. He served from 2003 until 2013.

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Kenya’s current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, confirmed Kibaki’s death.

Kenyatta remembered Kibaki’s extensive public service, including his five decades as a member of parliament, when announcing his death.

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One Time Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Dies At 90

In a televised statement, Kenyatta stated, “Kibaki was a true patriot whose legacy of civic responsibility would continue to inspire generations of Kenyans long into our future.”

Kenyatta did not specify the reason of death, but domestic media indicated that Kibaki had been ill for some time.

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Kibaki is credited for recovering Kenya’s then-ailing economy, but his presidency was overshadowed by violent rioting that claimed the lives of over 1,200 Kenyans after his disputed re-election in December 2007.

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