RIP KIBAKI

MPs hold sitting to pay tribute to late Kibaki

The MPs were given 5 minutes each to mourn Kibaki.

In Summary

•The special sitting will continue to 4:45 pm.

•Kibaki's body will be leaving the Parliament to Lee Funeral Home at 5 pm.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi led the House on Wednesday to eulogise President Mwai Kibaki.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi led the House on Wednesday to eulogise President Mwai Kibaki.
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Members of Parliament on Wednesday afternoon paid their tribute to the late President Mwai Kibaki in a special sitting.

The National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi led the MPs to observe a moment of silence in honour of Kenya's third president.

The MPs were given 5 minutes each to mourn Kibaki.

Muturi said Kibaki is credited for helping in drafting Kenya's independence constitution, a role he said he replicated when he shepherded a process that culminated in the promulgation of the 2010 constitution.

“The late Kibaki's long and decorated political career was birthed at independence in 1963 when he vied for and won a parliamentary seat for Donholm constituency currently Makadara Constituency,” Muturi said.

The special sitting will continue to 4:45 pm.

Kibaki's body will be leaving the Parliament to Lee Funeral Home at 5 pm.

National Assembly majority leader Amos Kimunya said Kibaki led the country in harmony.

Kimunya asked the electorates to ensure that the leaders they vote for reflect the interest of the nation and rule with integrity, just like Kibaki did.

Deputy Minority Whip Eseli Simiyu Kibaki did not disappoint Kenyans during his ruling of government disputes.

He said the late ensured that developments were being carried out across the country.

Kanini Kega described Kibaki as a humble leader.

Kega added that Kibaki did not entertain any forms of corruption, and during his tenure, MPs linked to graft were not spared.

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale said Kibaki doubled Kenya's revenue.

Duale noted that when Kibaki took over power, KRA was collecting Sh600 million but by the end of his tenure, the authority was collecting Sh1.2 trillion.

"He believed in local revenue, he never believed in debts," Duale said.


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