Former President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki Passed Away

PERSON AND PLACES

Former President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki passed away at the age of 90 and the Kenyans paid their last respects to him and honors the former president with a state funeral. In his tribute, the current Kenyan President called Kibaki ‘a man of honor’.

He served two terms as President of the country from 2002 to 2013. He was elected as the third President of Kenya for the first time in 2002 and re-elected in 2007. He handed over the Presidency to his successor Uhuru Kenyatta who won the 2013 presidential election. 

Previously, he had served as the fourth Vice-President of Kenya for ten years from 1978 to 1988 under President Daniel Arap Moi. He also served as Minister of finance, Minister for Home Affairs, and Minister for Health, and official leader of the opposition in the national assembly.

He was finally interred at his Othaya home in Nyeri County with full military honors after a church service held by the Catholic church at Othaya approved school. The honors included the Last Post and The Long Reveille bugle cry, a 19-gun salute, and The Missing Man formation flypast.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Former President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki passed away at the age of 90 and the Kenyans paid their last respects to Him.
  • He served two terms as President of the country from 2002 to 2013. 
  • He was elected as the third President of Kenya for the first time in 2002 and re-elected in 2007.
  • Previously, he had served as the fourth Vice-President of Kenya for ten years from 1978 to 1988 under President Daniel Arap Moi. 
  • And also served as Minister of finance, Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Health, and official leader of the opposition in the national assembly.

   Facts to know:

  • Kenya is an East-African country.
  • Capital of Kenya: Nairobi.
  • Currency of Kenya: Kenyan shilling.
  • Official languages of Kenya: Swahili, English.
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