Ten Things You Should Know About Mwai Kibaki (1931-2022)

Ten Things You Should Know About Mwai Kibaki (1931-2022) (News Central TV)

As tributes pour in for Mwai Kibaki, here are to ten interesting things worth noting about the great leader and elder statesman.

* He was born November 15, 1931 in Gatuyaini, Kenya.

* He was baptised Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki.

* He was an alumnus of Gatuyaini Primary School, Karima Mission School, Nyeri High School, Mangu School, Makerere University, and the London School of Economics.

* His first job after university was in Uganda as an assistant manager at Shell East Africa.

* In 1957, he became the first African to graduate with a first-class degree from the London School of Economics.

Ten Things You Should Know About Mwai Kibaki (1931-2022) (News Central TV)
Former President Mwai Kibaki

* He got married at the age of 30 in 1961 to Lucy Muthoni Kagai (later First Lady Lucy Kibaki).

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* He also held cabinet positions in the Kenyatta and Moi governments, including: Minister for Finance (1969–1981), Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988) and Minister for Health (1988–1991).

* The late retired President served as an opposition Member of Parliament from 1992 to 2002. But in 1992 and 1997 he unsuccessfully vied for the presidency and lost to Moi.  

* In the 2002 presidential election, he was elected as President of Kenya.

* He is survived by four children – Judy, Jimmy, Tony and David.


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