Comedian Eric Omondi has remembered former President Mwai Kibaki who died on Thursday, April 20.
In an update on Facebook, comedian Churchill shared a video of Eric joking about his encounters with the departed Head of State.
Eric noted that Kibaki was the President who he performed before the most but the latter could not laugh at his jokes.
“I have performed before Kibaki a record 8 times na mpaka leo, Kibaki hajui mimi ni nani. There’s a day in 2013, I performed before Kibaki on Jamhuri Day, everybody was laughing except Kibaki. I can see him he was the only one not laughing,” he said.
The comic also recalled an encounter with Kibaki at a public function where the former President mistook him for a Kenya Railways worker.
“The following day he was launching Syokimau Railway Station and because I made people laugh, I was invited to the event. As he was leaving Kalonzo called me to greet him, he looked at me and said, ‘good work you are doing at Kenya Railways’,” Eric said.
The comic termed Kibaki a President he respected a lot but he did not like.
Kibaki took his final bow on Thursday night, April 21 aged 90.
His demise was announced by Uhuru in a televised address from State House, Nairobi on Friday, April 22.
In honour of Kibaki, Uhuru directed that the country observe a period of national mourning from Friday until the day he will be laid to rest.
The Jubilee Party leader also directed the Kenyan flags to be flown half-mast across the country and in all the Kenyan embassies abroad.
Friday, April 29 has been declared a national holiday in his honour.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said a state funeral for the former Head of State will be held at the said date at Nyayo National Stadium.
“The Government declares Friday the 29th of April 2022 a National Holiday to accord the late President a befitting State Funeral vide a Kenya Gazette,” a statement by the CS who is the chair of the National Funeral Steering Committee for the late President said.
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