By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday delegated his deputy, Vice President Maj.(Rtd) Jessica Alupo to represent him at the funeral of fallen Kenyan former president Emilio Mwai Kibaki, who died at the age of 90.
Alupo flew to Kenya with a few of her handlers to join hundred of heads of states and delegates from across the world who are in the country to mourn Kibaki.
“This morning, I represented President @KagutaMuseveni at the State funeral of H.E President Mwai Kibaki in Nairobi, Kenya. President Kibaki was a statesman, a great leader who built a great legacy. He will be laid to rest tomorrow. May God rest his soul in Peace,” Alupo tweeted yesterday while in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kibaki, who died on April 22, 2022, is set to be accorded a state burial today, following a lengthy mourning period that was announced by president Uhuru Kenyatta shortly after his demise.
Kibaki ruled from 2002 to 2013 and was one of the country’s richest men.
He was revered for ushering in economic reforms and a new constitution but failed to deliver on promises to combat corruption.
However, his tenure was marred by the disputed 2007 polls that led to deadly violence which left very many Kenyans dead.