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Mwai Kibaki

3rd President of Kenya

Mwai Kibaki (born November 15, 1931) is a Kenyan politician. He was the 3rd President of Kenya, from 2002-2013.[2]

Mwai Kibaki
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3rd President of Kenya
In office
30 December 2002 – 9 April 2013
Vice PresidentMichael Wamalwa
Moody Awori
Kalonzo Musyoka
Prime MinisterRaila Odinga (2008–2013)
Preceded byDaniel arap Moi
Succeeded byUhuru Kenyatta
4th Vice President of Kenya
In office
14 October 1978 – 1988
PresidentDaniel arap Moi
Preceded byDaniel arap Moi
Succeeded byJosephat Karanja
Minister for Finance
In office
1969–1982
Preceded byJames Gichuru
Succeeded byArthur Magugu
Member of Parliament
for Othaya
In office
1974 – January 2013
Preceded byKega Muthua
Succeeded byMary Wambui
Personal details
Born
Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki[1]

(1931-11-15) 15 November 1931 (age 87)
Gatuyaini, Kenya Colony
NationalityKenyan
Political partyParty of National Unity
Spouse(s)
Lucy Kibaki (m. 1962–2016)
Children
Alma materMakerere University
London School of Economics

Kibaki was the first President of Kenya to belong to a party other than KANU (Kenya African national union). After he became President he has done many good things. Kenya saw economic growth of 6%. He however had complaints from people who think the changes that were too slow to come. Many Kenyans living in the diaspora have begun to return to Kenya as the promise of the future has created high paying jobs. These jobs are appealing to foreign educated Kenyans.

In 2007, many people were angry at him. They thought he changed the election results so that he would win.[3] They started to destroy houses and other property.

Kibaki's term ended in April 2013. He was succeeded by Uhuru Kenyatta as President.

He was married to Lucy Kibaki from 1962 until her death in April 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica. "Mwai Kibaki". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  2. Muinde, Joel (30 August 2016). "Former President Mwai Kibaki discharged from hospital, says family". Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  3. Gettleman, Jeffrey (31 December 2007). "Disputed Vote Plunges Kenya into Bloodshed". New York Times. Retrieved 12 October 2016.