Friday, 22nd April 2022, Arusha, Tanzania: – The Chairman, Board of Directors, Management and Members of the East African Business Council (EABC) convey deepest condolences and sympathy to the family, citizens and the Government of the Republic of Kenya for the loss of H.E. Emilio Mwai Kibai, Former President of the Republic of Kenya and Former Member of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State.

H.E. Mwai Kibaki duly served as the third president of the Government of the Republic of Kenya from 2002 to April 2013. H.E. Mwai Kibaki was a patriotic, intellectual economist and pan-African leader who championed the EAC regional integration agenda.

H.E. Mwai Kibaki spearheaded the signing of the EAC Customs Union Protocol on 2nd March 2004 and the involvement of the private sector as the engine for socio-economic growth in the EAC.

H.E. Mwai Kibaki also signed the EAC Common Market Protocol in 2009 enabling the free movement of Goods, Persons, Labour, Services, Capital plus Rights of Establishment and  Residence for East Africans. His exemplary stewardship led to Kenya’s remarkable economic growth,  infrastructure development and pioneered basic & affordable healthcare and free primary education.

H.E. Mwai Kibaki remains strong in our hearts and it is our duty to follow his great vision of peace, unity and borderless East Africa for increased trade, investment, socio-economic growth and prosperity of our beloved East African Community.

East African Business Council stands in solidarity with the people and Government of the Republic of Kenya during this difficult time.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Published On: April 22nd, 2022 / Categories: Highlights, News /