Kibaki’s Last Moments Revealed; the late president spend most of his time with his family members at Muthaiga home.
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the death of retired President Mwai Kibaki at the age of 90 years.
Mwai Kibaki served as Kenya’s third President between 2002 and 2013.
In his statement at State House, Nairobi on Friday, April 22, Uhuru declared a period of national mourning with flags flying at half-mast until President Mwai Kibaki is buried.
The former president Kibaki had always kept his life away from the public.
Kibaki’s family had chosen to keep his final days on earth concealed from most politicians, the media, and his neighbors.
Only his closest family members were aware of his well-being and condition after he became ill and was admitted to a Nairobi hospital.
Kibaki’s health was improving until Wednesday, April 20, when it began to deteriorate.
Only close family and friends of former President Kibaki were permitted to visit him.
Kibaki’s Last Moments Revealed
Kibaki’s close family members ensured that his health and admission were kept confidential.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is one of the select few who have been allowed access to the most sensitive information.
Uhuru has always been informed of Kibaki’s health, and on Thursday, April 21, he seized command of the course, closely monitoring his predecessor’s progress.
In an interview with KTN News on Friday, April 22, National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya disclosed that due to the ongoing pandemic, the late president’s family restricted visitors who came to see him.
“For the last six months, he spend most of his time with his family. Obviously, at his age, the vulnerabilities were much more and we understood that he doesn’t require a lot of interaction.”
“We all provided that protection because when he saw people, he was eager to meet them. He spent most of his time in Muthaiga keeping up with his appointments with the doctors. He has rested a happy man,” he disclosed.