Kibaki, an economist and avid golfer, left a complicated legacy when he resigned after his second presidential term ended in 2013. He not only oversaw a new constitution that brought hope for change, but he led Kenya through a period of robust economic growth. and major infrastructure developments.
Kibaki’s death was confirmed in a statement issued by Kenyatta, which said the country would observe a period of national mourning from Friday until his burial.
Kenyatta paid tribute to Kibaki as “the patriot par excellence” and recalled “his dignity, diligence, candor and concern for the welfare of all Kenyans”.