My Father Was Unwell, Jimmy Kibaki

Jimmy Kibaki

“Mzee had been ailing for about two or three years but for the last three months were quite difficult but he put up quite a good battle but in the end because of age and other factors determined that he had to go,” -Jimmy Kibaki

By The Weekly Vision Online

Jimmy Kibaki yesterday stated how his father’s death has yet to impact him, noting that his father battled with illness for three years before his death on Friday. He was speaking at Parliament Buildings where he acknowledged that the loss of his father is difficult for him because of the importance he played in his life.

“Mzee had been ailing for about two or three years but for the last three months were quite difficult but he put up quite a good battle but in the end because of age and other factors determined that he had to go,” he said. He commended his father’s leadership style in his tribute stating that during his time in government, Kibaki, who was steadfast and unselfish, gained the hearts of many Kenyans.

“It’s not easy at all, my father has been there all my life and he was a huge presence in my life. I don’t think that it has yet hit me that he has gone. I think it will hit me when we bury him, but for now, he has gone to be with the lord and we will have to deal with that,” he said.

The late president’s body will lie in Parliament Buildings for three days (Monday to Wednesday) between 9 am and 5 pm for the public to view. Members of the diplomatic corps and other dignitaries may pay a visit to the former President’s family tomorrow and Wednesday between 9 am and 12 pm at his Official Office in Nyari, off Redhill Road Nairobi.

Kibaki’s office, Parliament Buildings, the Supreme Court of Kenya, all Ministries Offices, Council of Governors Head Quarters, all Regional and County Commissioners Offices around the country, and Kenyan High Commissions, Embassies, and Missions Abroad will all have condolence books available.

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