BREAKING: Former Kenya President Mwai Kibaki dies at 90

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the death of Mzee Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki commonly known as Mwai Kibaki.

In a national televised address, the president eulogised the former leader as a “gentleman” of Kenyan politics and a brilliant debater.

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The third president of Kenya died on Friday aged 90.

While announcing his death, president Kenyatta remembered Kibaki as a “patriot” for the values for which he lived – “his ideals, his dignity, his diligence, candour and concern for the wellbeing of all Kenyans”.

President Kenyatta who’s also Mzee Kibaki’s predicessor, commended the ex-president’s leading role in post-independence Kenyan history, adding that he earned the respect and affection of Kenyan people and other nations around the world.

“President Kibaki will forever be remembered as a gentleman in Kenyan politics… his eloquence wit and charm won the day, time and time again,” he said.

He revealed that the country will be in national mourning until sunset on the day former President Mwai Kibaki will be laid to rest.

Mr Kenyatta said the former president will be accorded a state funeral.

All flags in the country and diplomatic missions have been ordered to fly at half-mast.

Kibaki was Kenya’s president from 2002 to 2012.

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