Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commiserated with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the people of Kenya over the death of former President Mwai Kibaki.
Chief Obasanjo described Kibaki as a man who earned the respect of his people.
Also, former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, in a condolence message, described the late Kibaki as a distinguished African statesman and leader who was humble and reform-minded.
He described him as a brilliant technocrat who left a “legacy of strong economic growth and impressive infrastructure, especially with his exemplary grassroots development projects.”
“I condole with President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kibaki family and the government and people of Kenya over the death of His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, former President of Kenya, who passed on at the age of 90.
“Mr Kibaki, who served as the third President of Kenya, was a distinguished African statesman and reform-minded leader who stood out for his humility, low profile and gentlemanly disposition to governance.
“He was a brilliant technocrat who earned tremendous respect of the Kenyan people because of his track record while serving his country in different capacities as a scholar, parliamentarian, cabinet minister and president.
“He left a legacy of strong economic growth and impressive infrastructure, especially with his exemplary grassroots development projects.”
Kenya’s former president, Mwai Kibaki, died at the age of 90, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced.