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Kenya’s 3rd President, Mwai Kibaki, dies at 90


Former Kenyan president, Mwai Kibaki, who led the East African country for more than a decade, has died, his successor Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Friday. He was 90.
“It is a sad day for us as a country. We have lost a great leader,” Kenyatta said in an address on state television.
He ordered a period of national mourning until sunset on the day Kibaki is to be buried, with all flags to be flown at half-mast.
Kibaki served as Kenya’s third president, from 2002 to 2013.
On the 30th of December 2002, the late Mwai Kibaki was sworn in as the 3rd President of the Republic of Kenya; he served as the Head of State and government, until the 9th of April 2013
“As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history… Kibaki earned the biding respect and affection of the people of this nation,” Kenyatta said.
“President Kibaki will forever be remembered as a gentleman in Kenya’s politics. A brilliant debater whose eloquence, wit and charm won the day time and time again.”

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