Former Kenyan President Emilio Mwai Kibaki’s death was announced on Friday, April 23rd, 2022 and President Museveni has joined the list of many people who have offered eulogies to him.
President Museveni has joined the list of many people to eulogise Emilio Mwai Kibaki the former President of the Republic of Kenya who was announced dead on Friday April 23rd, 2022.
Mwai Kibaki who was Kenya’s third President in history died at the age of 90 years. However, in a statement mourning him, Museveni said he was a great statement and true son of the African continent who was a true Pan-Africanist.
“This afternoon, I received sad news, announcing the death of H.E. Hon. Emilio Mwai Kibaki, the third President of the Republic of Kenya. This is a sorrowful moment for the people of Kenya, the East African Community and the African Continent.”
“I extend, on behalf of the people of Uganda, heartfelt sympathies to the family of H.E Kibaki, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and all Kenyans, upon the loss of a Great Statesman. Mzee Mwai Kibaki was a transformational leader and a true Pan-Africanist,” Museveni tweeted.
He revealed that while at the helm of Kenya’s leadership, Kibaki played a fundamental role in achieving socio-economic transformation and prosperity for the Kenyan people.
Museveni also raised that the former State leader was active in deepening the roots of African unity and cooperation for peace, development and security.
“As he rests from his earthly responsibilities, let the young generation study his exemplary deeds and emulate this Great Son of Africa. He will be remembered for his faithful & excellent service to his motherland & Africa,” he added.
Meanwhile, while announcing his death in a televised address to the nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta described Kibaki as someone who will forever be remembered as a gentleman in Kenyan politics.
Kenyatta said the late was a brilliant debater, whose eloquence wit and charm won the day, time and time again.
“As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history, his excellency Mwai Kibaki earned the abiding respect and affection of the people of this nation and other nations throughout the world,” Kenyatta said.
“His contributions to the restoration of multi-party democracy, as the leader of the official opposition, combined with his track record and impressive credentials made Mwai Kibaki the natural choice for selection as the opposition consensus candidate against my own candidature in 2002,” he added directing the Kenyan flag to be flown at a half most in show of respect.