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Mwai Kibaki: Day Late President’s Pants Went Down at Public Rally

Kenyans have trooped to social media to mourn the demise of the country’s third President Mwai Kibaki.

While some lauded him for among others improving the infrastructure and reviving the economy after taking over from his predecessor President Daniel Moi, others recounted his memorable moments during his tenure.

One of the unforgettable incidents that the tweeps unearthed was Kibaki’s embarrassing moment during a public rally in Kwale county.

In the February 2013 incident, the former president was making his speech when his pants got loose and fell at his feet.


Luckily, he was standing behind the podium, against the crowd lessening the seriousness of the happening.

As seen in a video, Kibaki immediately went down and got the pants on with the help of his bodyguard.

The bodyguard would also shield him from the cameras and the curious public eye until he was properly dressed.

All this time, Kibaki was all smiling and remained true to form.

One wife

Also, as previously reported, some tweeps revisited the day when Kibaki called a press conference to dispel rumours that he was a polygamous man.

It had been widely reported that apart from his legally wedded wife, the late Lucy Muthoni, the former president had another wife making them two.

However, on March 3, 2009, Kibaki held a state address at State House Nairobi to announce that he had had only one wife, Lucy.

As seen in a video, the visibly agitated Kibaki talked directly to journalists saying the rumours of a second wife had put him in “a foul mood” as he only had one wife.

“You know and I know and everybody else knows that I am married and I have only one dear wife, Lucy here. But the media keeps repeating about my having another wife or wives. I want to make it very clear that I have only one wife who is Lucy,” said Kibaki who was standing beside the fuming Lucy.

Kibaki, who served as Kenya’s third president from 2002 to 2013 when he passed the baton to President Uhuru Kenyatta, breathed his last on the night of Thursday, April 21.

READ ALSO: Mwai Kibaki: Kenya’s Most Celebrated President Is Dead

His demise was announced by Uhuru on the afternoon of Friday, April 22 in a televised address at State House in Nairobi. 

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