By Brighton Tchongwe
Members of Parliament from Malawi on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 paid their last respects to the late President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki whose remains lie in state at Kenya’s Parliament in Narobi.
Speaking in Nairobi, their Leader of delegation, who is also Chairperson for budget and finance committee Gladys Ganda has described the late Kibaki as a president who was really focused on transforming the Country’s economy.
“He will be remembered for rebounding the economy which he found at its lowest point. Economic growth shot up to 7% from 1 % during his first term in office,” said Ganda.
Ganda said that increased literacy levels in Kenya is as a result of the introduction of the free primary education that Kibaki introduced.
“An educated nation is a well informed nation whose citizens positively contribute to the development of their country,” said the Leader of Delegation.
She also describe the former President as a leader who also pioneered the implementation of a new robust Constitution currently in use in Kenya.
Malawi and Kenya have a cordial working relationship which dates back from the era of the two founding presidents, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda and Mzee Jomo Kenyatta respectively and since then their two peoples have lived to promote the symbiotic and mutual relationship. Malawi MPs went to pay their last respects in the course of their duty in that country.
Former President Kibaki who was the third President for Kenya died at the age of 90, last week after a long illness.