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Premier Ngirente represents President Kagame at State Funeral Service for Mwai Kibaki

By IGIHE
On 30 April 2022 at 09:28

Prime Minister, Dr, Edouard Ngirente has represented President Paul Kagame at a State Funeral Service in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya for the late Mwai Kibaki, former President of the Republic of Kenya who died recently.

Kibaki breathed the last on 22nd April at the age of 90. The state funeral service took place on Friday, one day before his burial at his ancestral home in Othaya of Nyeri County on Saturday 30th April 2022.

Premier Ngirente attended the ceremony to pay last respects to Kibaki along with various heads of States and governments.

Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki was born on 15th November 1931.

He is survived by four children: Judy Wanjiku, Jimmy Kibaki, David Kagi and Tony Githinji.

President Kibaki was the only surviving former president after the second president Daniel Moi died in 2020.

His career started in the lecture halls of Makerere University and later in KANU as the executive officer.

The journey took him to the Treasury as the country’s second Finance minister after Mr James Gichuru, a job which thrust him into the international limelight.

Some key projects he initiated during his time at the Treasury include Mumias and Nzoia sugar mills, Webuye Pan Paper , construction of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and the Nairobi-Nakuru-Eldoret-Malaba highway.

Kibaki had a bachelor’s degree in economics and boasted a political career spanning two eras — the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi administrations. He took power as third President at the age of 71.

His experience as the Finance minister for 12 years and VP for 10 years sharpened and prepared him for the presidency.


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