Emilio Mwai Kibaki Biography

Mwai Kibaki is a Kenyan politician who served as the country’s third president from December 2002 until April 2013. From 1978 to 1988, he was Kenya’s fourth Vice-President under President Daniel Arap Moi, serving for ten years.

From 1978 to 1988, he was Kenya’s fourth Vice-President, serving under President Daniel Arap Moi for ten years.

Emilio Mwai Kibaki
Emilio Mwai Kibaki

He also served in the Kenyatta and Moi governments as a cabinet minister, including as Finance Minister (1969–1981) and Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988), and Minister for Health (1988–1991) under Kenyatta and Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988) and Minister for Health (1988–1991) under Moi.



From 1992 to 2002, Kibaki was a member of the opposition in the Kenyan Parliament. In 1992 and 1997, he ran for president but lost both times.

From 1998 until 2002, he was the Leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament. He was elected President of Kenya in the presidential election of 2002.

Kibaki was born in Thunguri village, Othaya division of Kenya’s then Nyeri District, now Nyeri County, on November 15, 1931.

Kibaki Gthnji and Teresia Wanjik, Kikuyu villagers, were his parents. Though he was baptized as Emilio Stanley by Italian missionaries when he was a child, he has always been known as Mwai Kibaki in public.

His early schooling was made possible, according to family legend, by his much older brother-in-law, Paul Muruthi, who insisted that young Mwai attend school instead of grazing his father’s sheep and cattle and babysitting his younger nephews and nieces for his elder sister.

Emilio Mwai Kibaki Wife

Emilio Mwai Kibaki Lucy Kibaki

Emilio Mwai Kibaki Children

Emilio Mwai Kibaki has 4 children. Jimmy Kibaki, Wangui Mwai, Tony Kibaki, David Kibaki, and Judy Kibaki are his Children

Emilio Mwai Kibaki Career

Kibaki was a member of the opposition in Parliament and the President of Kenya.

Emilio Mwai Kibaki Net Worth

Kibaki had a net worth of $50 million at the time of his death.

Emilio Mwai Kibaki Cause of Death

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on April 22, 2022 that Mr. Kibaki had died on the night of Thursday, April 21, 2022.

At the time of his death, he was 90 years old. His cause of death has not been revealed yet.

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