Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed sadness at the passing of former First Lady Lucy Kibaki.
“It is with deep sense of sadness and loss that I have learnt of the untimely death of the Former First Lady, Her Excellency Mrs. Lucy Kibaki,” Kenyatta said in a condolence message.
Lucy passed away early this morning while undergoing treatment in Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.
“Her Excellency has been unwell for the last one month and has been receiving treatment here in Kenya and subsequently in the United Kingdom,” Kenyatta said.
He said Lucy will be remembered for her immense contribution in the development of our country.
“Especially notable was Her Excellency’s virtues of leadership and commitment to improving the wellbeing of the ordinary Kenyans, in particular her focus on tackling HIV/AIDs, which will remain an inspiration to many.”
“On behalf of all Kenyans and my Government, I convey heartfelt condolences and encouragement to His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, family and friends. May the Almighty God rest her soul in Everlasting Peace.”
The president said details of further arrangements will be announced later.
Lucy was 76 at the time of her death.