It’s a mixed bag of fortunes as Kibaki heads off to retirement

Outgoing President Mwai Kibaki receives gifts during a luncheon hosted by the Public Service in his honour at State House Gardens on Friday. The president is retiring in the backdrop of a robust economy and vast infrastractural projects around the country, but a number of issues including corruption, tribalism and the 2008 violence blot his otherwise enviable legacy.

What you need to know:

  • The President is credited with free primary education, delivery of the 2010 Constitution and construction of key roads across the country.
    This is acknowledged even by some of his harshest critics.

When Prof Kenneth Ingham, who taught Mwai Kibaki at Makerere, heard that his former student had been elected president, he was worried for him.


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