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Makerere University eulogize Mwai Kibaki

Makerere University, Uganda’s largest and oldest learning institution, has eulogized President Mwai Kibaki who passed away on Friday.

Terming him as one of the most outstanding alumnus, Makerere university said, “H.E. Dr. Kibaki graduated top of his class with a First Class Honours Degree (BA) in Economics in 1955.”

Kibaki studied economics at the Kampala based University, which statistically the best in East Africa.

He later taught at the University before Kenya’s first vice-president Jaramogi Oginga Odinga plucked him and introduced him to politics.

Kibaki is believed to have acquired the skills to run Kenya’s economy initially as Finance Minister and President at Makerere.

Kenya recorded one of its highest economic growth rates under Kibaki.

President Kibaki also made tremendous efforts in introducing free primary education to Kenya.

In recognition of his distinguished and outstanding contribution to public service at the national, regional and international levels, Makerere University in 2012 bestowed the late President Kibaki with Honorary Doctorate of Laws.

Besides Kibaki, Makerere University is known to have produced some of Kenya’s political giants including Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong’o.