Leaders and residents of Embu have paid glowing tributes to late former President Mwai Kibaki for his impeccable leadership skills.
Many eulogised Kibaki as a steadfast and selfless politician with easy demeanor and sense of humor that illuminated the country’s political landscape during his reign.
Majority fondly remember him for his effort to rebuild an economy that was on its knee’s when he took reins of power in 2002.
Mbeere South MP Rtd Col Geoffrey King’ang’i who was his aide-de-camp remembered him as a great patriot who dedicated his better part of life serving the country.
Speaking via phone call from Nairobi, King’ang’i who worked with Kibaki for 26 months said the country had lost an iconic leader whose focus was to see the country grow economically.
The MP owes his leadership to Kibaki saying, “He is the one who assured me that I could make it in politics.”
He notes that Kibaki loved to live a simple life and expected nothing short of truth from his staff.
Kenya National Chamber of Commerce- Embu Chapter Chair Mugo Mate urged other leaders in the country to emulate his “admirable leadership skills.”
Locals were also not left out with David Mutu from Mbeere South Sub-county attributing the free educational to Kibaki that came as a blessing to children from poor backgrounds.
“Whenever I am traveling to Nairobi and see Thika Superhighway, I remember President Kibaki,” said Embu Town businesswoman Ann Njeru.
By Samuel Waititu