Former Kenyan president, Mwai Kibaki, who ruled the country from 2002 to 2013 has died.
This was made known by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised address on Friday.
Kibaki who died at the age of 90 served as the East African country’s third president. He was succeeded by current President, Kenyatta.
Kenyyatta in the address said,
“It is a sad day for us as a country. We have lost a great leader.
“As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history… Kibaki earned the biding respect and affection of the people of this nation,” Kenyatta said.
“President Kibaki will forever be remembered as a gentleman in Kenya’s politics. A brilliant debater whose eloquence, wit and charm won the day time and time again.”
He has now ordered a period of national mourning until sunset on the day Kibaki is to be buried, with all flags to be flown at half-mast