Mwai Kibaki was born on November 15, 1931, in Gatuyani Village. He was known to be the youngest son of his parents. Kibaki Gĩthĩnji is the father of renowned Mwai Kibaki. Mwai Kibaki was a politician in Kenya who served as the third President Of Kenya from December 2002 to April 2013.

Before becoming president, he served as Kenya’s fourth Vice-President for ten years, from 1978 to 1988. When we look at his full life history, we can see that he was a political activist who served as an opposition member of parliament from 1992 to 2002.

He also held various government roles, including Minister of Finance under Kenyatta from 1969 to 1981, Minister of Home Affairs from 1982 to 1988, and then Minister of Health under Moi from 1988 to 1991.



He was elected as President Of Kenya during the 2002 presidential election when he won the challenging contest at the time. When we look at a brief history of his early life, he was born in Gatuyaini Village in the Othaya division of Kenya. He was the youngest son of his parent Kikuyu peasants Kibaki Githinji and Teresia Wanjiku. He as well started his early schooling days at Gatuyaini.

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Who is the father of Mwai Kibaki?

The story of Githinji, Kibaki’s father, is little known, especially among the youth. His father was not that renowned but was known to be a peasant farmer.

Githinji was known to have been ruthlessly slain by his farmhand, Jacob Maina Nyaga, on December 17, 1983, when the country awoke to the tragic news. Mwai Kibaki, his son, was the country’s vice president at the time he was slain by the man he had respected and admired for many years.

 

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