Nairobi, 26 April, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have paid tribute to the country’s former president, Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki, saying that the President who died on April 21 set a good example that should be emulated by others in public office.
In a message shared with ACI Africa Monday, April 25, KCCB members say that the Church in the East African country was deeply touched by the passing on of the leader they describe as having been humble, cheerful, and dedicated to the country.
“We, the Catholic Bishops in Kenya, convey our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the President, family and the people of the Republic of Kenya following the passing on of Former President Hon. Emilio Mwai Kibaki on Friday 21st April 2022,” Catholic Bishops in Kenya say in their message signed by the KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde.
They added, “We shall forever remember him for his humility, heroic virtues, cheerful character, strong personality and selfless dedication to his country and the people of Kenya.”
“As a Church we are deeply touched by the departure of one of Kenya's long serving political leaders whose public career touched many lives and left an indelible mark in the hearts of all the people he encountered,” the KCCB members say.