The latest photo of retired president Mwai Kibaki, who has not been seen in public in the recent years, has emerged.
The photo was shared on Saturday, February 8th by The Standard, which reported that Kibaki, who served as Kenya’s third president, signed his predecessor Daniel Arap Moi’s condolence book.
"Former President Mwai Kibaki pays tribute to the late former President Daniel Arap Moi by signing his condolence book today," The Standard captioned the image without mentioning where it was captured.
In a message of condolence on Tuesday, Kibaki praised Moi for his legendary mastery at thwarting crises, adding that his ability to assert state authority saved Kenya from undergoing disruptions and long periods of civil unrest witnessed in other African nations.
“I have known Mzee Moi for decades and have worked with him for many years. I, therefore, have personal and nostalgic memories of Mzee Moi accruing from shared national platforms and responsibilities,” said Kibaki.
“Over time, I have had a chance to appreciate the best of Mzee Moi’s statesmanship and skillfulness in the conduct of statecraft both during the blissful and tumultuous moments that Kenya has traversed.”
“With time, his mastery at thwarting crises became legendary as was his ability to assert state authority. That is largely how Kenya stabilized as a number of countries in the region and continent suffered disruptions and long periods of civil unrest.”
Moi died on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital and will be laid to rest in a state funeral next month.
Kibaki, who succeeded Moi in 2002 and retired in 2013, has not appeared in public since the burial of the late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua on March 6th, 2017. Kibaki celebrated his 88th birthday last November.