Kenya’s 3rd president Emilio Mwai Kibaki is dead.
Following his demise, Kenyans have taken to social media to send their condolences to the family of the man they loved.
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News of his death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, April 22.
Most Kenyans online described the former president as a man who resurrected the Kenyan economy from the dead and also created opportunities for the youth.
RIP Mwai Kibaki
“Go well.May you be remembered for what you achieved, and for all that you could have done better, so that we can all strive to seize every chance to do right by this country and it’s people.”
Another tweep with the handle @VoiceOfHomabay wrote:
“What a loss to Kenya. You are forever a champion and Patriot We will miss you President Mwai Kibaki, Rest in Peace.”
Kibaki served as Kenya’s third president from 2003 to 2013. He was born on 15 November 1931.
Celebrated radio presenter Maina Kageni described the country’s 3rd president as the best thing Kenye ever had.
“Tank you for everything, Mr. President. Kenya is grateful for your service, Hon. Mwai Kibaki,” wrote Maina.
Political hopeful Jimi Wanjigi wrote:
“It is a dark day for Kenya. We have lost one of our best and our hearts are broken. I deeply condole with the family of my friend H.E Mwai Kibaki, former President of Kenya. My family & I wish you courage and peace during this time. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.”