Today Monday 25th April, the body of former president Emilio Mwai Kibaki arrived in parliament for public viewing.
The incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta led the nation in the body viewing process.
Together with him was the vice president of Kenya his excellency William Samoei Ruto, who took position to salute the fallen hero.
Ruto termed Emilio as a powerful leader who stood at forefront in wit and courage, especially in public debates.
The body of Kibaki will lie- in- state for three days,from Monday 25th to Wednesday 28th of April.
His son Jimmy termed him as a great leader and parent, who stood with them in times of need, especially in joint decision making process for family unity.
Jimmy explained further the former president’s position in the country’s unity. He said that Kibaki always insisted on the importance of recognizing persons, old and young, educated and the uneducated, irregardless of race or color.
Kibaki understood that Kenya is for all people, and hence everyone should make it a better place to be.
During his time, he’s remembered of standing for public rights and sincerity in all public operations.
Kibaki ran for presidency twice during the late president Moi’s time without success. He also served as a cabinet minister before becoming president.
He ruled as president between 2002 and 2013 April, before being succeeded by president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013.
He is remembered for leading Kenya into many constitutional amendment processes, including the 2010 constitutional reforms that is in practice till date.
Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki served as the fourth Vice-President of Kenya for 10 years, from 1978 to 1988 under President Daniel arap Moi.
He was born on 15 November 1931, in Gatuyaini. Kibaki died aged 90 years. Since the cause of his death still remains private, many Kenyans attribute it to his old age.
He was married to Lucy Muthoni in 1961. They had five children together ( i.e Jimmy Kibaki, Wangui Mwai, Tony Kibaki, David Kibaki, Judy Kibaki)
Stanley went to Nyeri high school between 1939 and 1946, and later Makerere University.
Other Siblings to him are: Esther Waitherero, Bernard Nderitu, Samuel Githinji Kibaki, Philip Muriithi Kibaki.