• Kibaki is remembered not only for growing Kenya’s economy and his commitment to expanding the country’s infrastructure during his tenure.
• Other Kenyans said they miss Kibaki’s tenure as he proved to be a statesman who sacrificed a lot for the betterment of this nation.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has led Kenyans in wishing the former third President, Mwai Kibaki a happy birthday as he turned 90.
“Your Excellency, we wish you God’s continued providence as you celebrate your 90th birthday today Mr President. Happy and blessed birthday Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the 3rd President of the Republic of Kenya,” State House Kenya tweeted.
As Kenya’s third president, Kibaki is remembered not only for growing Kenya’s economy and his commitment to expanding the country’s infrastructure during his tenure.
According to his son Jimmy, Kibaki spent his birthday at his Muthaiga home with his immediate family.
“His grandchildren who are in the country were going to see him after school, and other members were going to Muthaiga after work,” he told the Star.
Family, leaders and Kenyans took to social media to wish the retired president good health as well as appreciate him.
“Hearty congratulations and warm wishes to you Your Excellency Dr. (h.c.) Mwai Kibaki upon this your 90th Birthday. Your alma mater takes great pride in all your achievements for country, region and continent, and wishes you good health,” Makerere University where Kibaki was an alumnus said in a statement.
“One of BEST we’ve had as a nation to date. Happy 90th birthday H.E Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the 3rd President of the Republic of Kenya. We love you!” Deputy President William Ruto said.
Happy 90th birthday the third President, Mwai Kibaki. Your legacy lives on. pic.twitter.com/VtROAxsQRR
Whatever different views people across our country have, it is clear that the vast majority share the opinion that Mwai Kibaki served our Nation with unparalleled dedication, a clear sense of public service and duty.
Happy 90th birthday President Mwai Kibaki. pic.twitter.com/Pm8CIboHYb
Happy 90th Birthday President Mwai Kibaki. You're a true inspiration 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DCVOywaYse
Happy 90th Birthday to H.E. former President of the Republic of Kenya Mwai Kibaki. Your exceptional leadership and direction are exactly what this generation should try to emulate. pic.twitter.com/ILgYa27Azj
Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It's not an opportunity to satisfy personal interests.
You proved to be a statesman who sacrificed alot for the betterment of this nation by revamping & growing our economy.
You're our hero
Happy Birthday H.E Mwai Kibaki pic.twitter.com/PcSxQ0wv8O
Serving as ua Assistant Minister for the East African Community is one of my most cherished tenures in the public service pic.twitter.com/jaZfVvedJ7
Your tenure may go but not the legacy of the good works you did for this country. You're an epitome of excellence. I wish you longevity & good healthy. May sky above you be full of light & the ground underneath you yield increase to your bosom. Happy 90th birthday, Mwai Kibaki. pic.twitter.com/t7hlBWA7g3
“Happy 90th Birthday to H.E. former President of the Republic of Kenya Mwai Kibaki. Your exceptional leadership and direction are exactly what this generation should try to emulate,” ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi tweeted.
Other Kenyans said they miss Kibaki’s tenure as he proved to be a statesman who sacrificed a lot for the betterment of this nation.
“We also miss his humorous statements and witty remarks like ‘kumbaf!’ ‘mtu bure kabisa!’, which made my childhood growing up, ” Kiarie Kathure a matatu operator told the Star.
Edited by D Tarus
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