East African business community mourns Mwai Kibaki

East African business community mourns Mwai Kibaki

The Chairman, Board of Directors, Management and Members of the East African Business Council (EABC) have jointly conveyed deepest condolences and sympathy to the family, citizens and the Government of the Republic of Kenya for the loss of former East African country President, Mwai Kibaki.

On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the death of Mwai Kibaki who duly served as the third president of the Government of the Republic of Kenya from 2002 to April 2013.

A statement issued by issued by EABC Mr. John Bosco Kalisa Executive Director described demised Mwai Kibaki as a patriotic, intellectual economist and pan-African leader who championed the EAC regional integration agenda.

“H.E. Mwai Kibaki spearheaded the signing of the EAC Customs Union Protocol on 2nd March 2004 and the involvement of the private sector as the engine for socio-economic growth in the EAC.

“H.E. Mwai Kibaki also signed the EAC Common Market Protocol in 2009 enabling the free movement of Goods, Persons, Labour, Services, Capital plus Rights of Establishment and Residence for East Africans. His exemplary stewardship led to Kenya’s remarkable economic growth, infrastructure development and pioneered basic & affordable healthcare and free primary education.

The statement added that: “Kibaki remains strong in our hearts and it is our duty to follow his great vision of peace, unity and borderless East Africa for increased trade, investment, socio-economic growth and prosperity of our beloved East African Community.”

The director said in the statement EACB stands in solidarity with the people and Government of the Republic of Kenya during this difficult time and added: “May his soul rest in eternal peace.”





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