Kenyans have trooped social media to mourn former President Mwai Kibaki who took his final bow on Thursday, April 21.
Kibaki died aged 90.
His demise was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised address from State House, Nairobi.
“H.E Mwai Kibaki lived a dedicated life of public service. We salute a notable father figure in the chronicles of our Nation. A leader who strove so hard and accomplished so much for his country,” Uhuru said.
Uhuru announced that Kibaki shall be accorded a State Funeral, with full military honours and protocols being rendered and observed.
The Head of State further noted that the Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House and all Kenyan diplomatic missions, public buildings and publlic grounds.
Kibaki’s demise sent shock waves across social media with social media users sending their heartfelt condolences.
Alinur Mohammed: It’s so sad to hear that former President Mwai Kibaki is dead. Farewell Emilio Mwai Kibaki, you served our country well.
Charles Ole Kabaiku: Very sad day, May the good Lord keep Former President Mwai Kibaki in eternal peace, let us use this elections to create leaders like him who were selfless and committed to serving the people of Kenya. RIP Sir.
Wycliffe: Arguably the best president we’ve ever had. He did his job well like he was born for it. He never asked to be clapped for. President Mwai Kibaki will go down as the best president Kenya has ever had since independence.
Sabina Chege: My condolences to the family and friends of the Retired President Mwai Kibaki. He was a true leader, a game changer in politics and we will remember him for the great development he accomplished as a President. Rest in peace.
Concerned Kenyan: My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Retired President Emilio Mwai Kibaki.
We shall remember him for being the third and the best President in the history of this country. Rest in Peace Mzee.
Charlie Wahinya: My condolences to the family and friends of the Retired President Mwai Kibaki. He was a true leader, a game changer in politics and we will remember him for the great development he accomplished as a President. We hope that your vision 2030 will be implemented. #RIPMwaiKibaki.
Caroline Mutoko: The best. Simply the best. Rest in Peace.
Faith Nancy: A sad day for Kenya as we mourn the loss of our beloved former president. H.E. Emillio Stanley Mwai Kibaki. An Icon, a legend, a hero. Rest in eternal peace Mr. President. You served your country well.
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