Kenya’s third phase President Kibaki dies aged 90

Kenya’s third phase President Kibaki dies aged 90

KENYA’s third phase President Mwai Kibaki, 90, has died , his successor, Uhuru Kenyatta announced today.

Mwai Kibaki led the East African nation for more than a decade.

Breaking the sad news to Kenyans, Uhuru was quoted by AP as saying: "It is a sad day for us as a country. We have lost a great leader."

Uhuru ordered a period of national mourning until sunset on the day Kibaki is to be laid to rest, with all flags to be flown at half-mast at various public offices and places.

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

"As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history... Kibaki earned respect and affection of the people of this nation," Kenyan President Uhuru added.

Explaining why Mwai Kibaki will be remembered by Kenyans, Uhuru added: "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."

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