Leaders from Western Kenya have joined the rest of the country in mourning the death of the former third President of the Republic of Kenya who passed away on Friday morning aged 90.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi celebrated the life of Mwai Kibaki as ‘a man of great repute who participated in the struggle to liberate this country’.
“Indeed the country has lost a great son, a pioneering industrialist and an outstanding economist,” Mudavadi wrote on his Facebook page.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya remembered him as a leader who is development-oriented and who transformed the economy of Kenya. His Bungoma counterpart Wycliffe Wangamati condoled him as an institute economist and industrialist who ‘made huge investments in infrastructural development’.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong recognized Kibaki for his role in initiating Alupe University in the county and introducing the Constituency Development Fund which he said has generated development at the grassroot level.
COTU boss Francis Atwoli mentioned Kibaki as an ‘honest man and a quintessential economist’ whom workers will always celebrate.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his official announcement of Kibaki’s death, ordered that the Kenyan flag will be flown at half-mast across the country and in all diplomatic missions abroad.
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