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Mwai Kibaki

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Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki (15 November 1931 – 21 April 2022) was a Kenyan politician who served as the third President of Kenya from December 2002 until April 2013 and is regarded as one of Kenya's founding fathers.He had previously served as the fourth Vice-President of Kenya for ten years from 1978 to 1988 under President Daniel arap Moi. He also held cabinet ministerial positions in the Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi governments, including as minister for Finance (1969–1981) under Kenyatta, and Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988) and Minister for Health (1988–1991) under Moi.Kibaki served as an opposition Member of Parliament from 1992 to 2002. He unsuccessfully vied for the presidency in 1992 and 1997. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mwai Kibaki has received more than 1,131,425 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Mwai Kibaki is the 9,375th most popular politician (down from 7,425th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Kenya (down from 8th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Kenyan Politician.

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Among politicians, Mwai Kibaki ranks 9,375 out of 15,577Before him are Osachi Hamaguchi, An Dương Vương, Constantine Ypsilantis, Khamerernebty II, Hans Delbrück, and Nicolae Văcăroiu. After him are Anthony Mamo, Henri Konan Bédié, Sarduri I, Sangoulé Lamizana, Lakshmi Sahgal, and Missak Manouchian.

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Among people born in 1931, Mwai Kibaki ranks 176Before him are Manolo Escobar, Yoji Yamada, Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, Ola Ullsten, Carmen Dell'Orefice, and Takashi Mizuno. After him are Krzysztof Komeda, Lucian Mureșan, Takashi Ono, E. L. Doctorow, Dan Gurney, and Adriana Asti.

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Among people born in Kenya, Mwai Kibaki ranks 11 out of 140Before him are Louis Leakey (1903), Richard Leakey (1944), Roger Whittaker (1936), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Daniel arap Moi (1924), and Deep Roy (1949). After him are Eliud Kipchoge (1984), Uhuru Kenyatta (1961), Philippa Gregory (1954), Kipchoge Keino (1940), Benjamin Kogo (1944), and Zena Marshall (1926).


Among politicians born in Kenya, Mwai Kibaki ranks 4Before him are Wangari Maathai (1940), Jomo Kenyatta (1893), and Daniel arap Moi (1924). After him are Uhuru Kenyatta (1961), Raila Odinga (1945), Tom Mboya (1930), Amina Mohamed (1961), and Peres Jepchirchir (1993).