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Mwai Kibaki
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3rd President of Kenya
In office
30 December 2002 – 9 April 2013
Vice President Michael Wamalwa
Moody Awori
Kalonzo Musyoka
Prime Minister Raila Odinga (2008–2013)
Preceded by Daniel arap Moi
Succeeded by Uhuru Kenyatta
4th Vice President of Kenya
In office
14 October 1978 – 1988
President Daniel arap Moi
Preceded by Daniel arap Moi
Succeeded by Josephat Karanja
Minister for Finance
In office
1969–1982
Preceded by James Gichuru
Succeeded by Arthur Magugu
Member of Parliament
for Othaya
In office
1974 – January 2013
Preceded by Kega Muthua
Succeeded by Mary Wambui
Personal details
Born 15 November 1931 (1931-11-15) (age 87)
Gatuyaini, Kenya Colony
Nationality Kenyan
Political party Party of National Unity
Spouse(s)
Lucy Kibaki (m. 1962–2016)
Children
Alma mater Makerere University
London School of Economics

Mwai Kibaki (born November 15, 1931) is a Kenyan politician. He was the President of Kenya.

Kibaki is the first President of Kenya to belong to a party other than KANU (Kenya African national union). After he became President he has done many good things. Kenya saw economic growth of 6%. He however had complaints from people who think the changes that were too slow to come. Many Kenyans living in the diaspora have begun to return to Kenya as the promise of the future has created high paying jobs. These jobs are appealing to foreign educated Kenyans.

In 2007, many people were angry at him. They thought he changed the election results so that he would win. They started to destroy houses and property.

Kibaki's term ended in April 2013. He was succeeded by Uhuru Kenyatta as President.

He was married to Lucy Kibaki from 1962 until her death in April 2016.

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