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Vol 63 No 9

Published 28th April 2022


The political class salutes Mwai Kibaki, the last of the independence generation

One of the region's most eminent economists, Kibaki stoked growth and cut debt but failed to rein in the corrupt and thuggish barons on all sides of the system

The rival presidential candidates Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have heaped praise on former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki, who has died at 90. He was the last senior political figure in the country to have played a key role in the struggle for independence from Britain.

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