Mwai Kibaki Biography and Wiki
Born Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki was a Kenyan politician and television personality famously recognized as the 3rd president of the Republic of Kenya having served from December 2002 until April 2013. Unfortunately, the former president passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. The announcement was disclosed on Friday morning by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mwai Kibaki Age and Birthday
Emilio was born on November 15, 1931, in Thunguri village, Othaya, Nyeri County, Kenya. He passed away on April 22, 2022, at the age of 90 years having lived his life to the fullest.
Mwai Kibaki Height
He stood at an estimated height of 5 feet 10 inches (Approx, 1.78 meters) tall.
Mwai Kibaki Education
The famed television personality attended and graduated from Gatuyaini School. From there he joined Mathari School (now Nyeri High School), a boy’s boarding school situated in Nyeri, Kenya near Mathari Consolata Mission Hospital.
He later enrolled at Mang’u High School where he studied from 1947 and 1950. Kibaki graduated with a maximum of six points in his “O” level examination, bypassing six subjects with Grade 1 Distinction.
He also attended Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda, where he graduated from the institute in 1955 with a First Class Honours Degree (BA) in Economics, History, and Political Science.
Mwai Kibaki Family, Parents, Siblings
Stanely was born in Thungui Village, Nyeri, Kenya to his parents, Kibaki Gĩthĩnji (father), and Teresia Wanjikũ (mother). He was the youngest son of Kikuyu peasants.
He grew up in Othaya alongside his siblings, Esther Waitherero, Bernard Nderitu, Samuel Githinji, and Philip Muriithi. Further details regarding his family background will be updated soon when disclosed.
Mwai Kibaki Wife, Was He Married?
In regards to his marital entanglements, the late former president was happily married to his loving wife, and former first lady Lucy Muthoni from 1961 until her death in 2016.
However, in 2004 news came out that the president had a second spouse, whom he allegedly married under customary law, Mary Wambui, and a daughter, Wangui Mwai.
Mwai Kibaki Children|GrandChildren
He and his wife were blessed with four children named Judy Wanjiku, Jimmy Kibaki, David Kagai, and Tony Githinji. They were also fortunate to be blessed with several grandchildren: Joy Jamie Marie, Rachael Muthoni, Mwai Junior, and Krystina Muthoni.
Mwai Kibaki Death|Health
The former president passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. The announcement was disclosed on Friday morning by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The current president quoted “It is a sad day for us as a country. We have lost a great leader, the former president Mwai Kibaki.”
The whole country tearfully mourns as they lost a leader and a great president who served well during his time.
Mwai Kibaki Career
Before his untimely death, he had served as the third President of Kenya from December 2002 until April 2013. Prior to that, he previously served as the fourth Vice-President of Kenya for ten years from 1978 to 1988 under President Daniel Arap Moi.
He also held cabinet ministerial positions in the Kenyatta and Moi governments, including time as minister for Finance (1969–1981) under Kenyatta, Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988), and Minister for Health (1988–1991) under Moi.
Kibaki also served as an opposition Member of Parliament from 1992 to 2002 as well as unsuccessfully vied for the presidency in 1992 and 1997.