President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced that Kenya's Third President Mwai Kibaki is dead.
The President made the announcement at State House Nairobi flanked by military officers.
The death of Kibaki saw the president issue crucial orders that include:
National mourning from today till burial
A. That in testimony of highest of esteem in which all Kenyans hold the person and the memory of President Mwai Kibaki, the Nation will observe a period of national mourning from today until sunset of the day of his interment.
Kibaki shall be accorded a state funeral with full honours
B. That President Mwai Kibaki shall be accorded a State Funeral, with full Military Honours and Protocols being rendered and observed.
Flag of the Republic of Kenya to be flown half-mast
C. That the Flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House and all Kenyan Diplomatic Missions, Public Buildings and Public Grounds, all Military Bases, Posts, and Stations, on all Naval Vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and elsewhere throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya; from today until sunset on the day of his interment.
D. The President, the Deputy-President, the Chief Justice, Cabinet Secretaries, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Speaker of the Senate, Kenya’s Diplomats abroad and whomsoever else is so authorized by law, shall not fly the national flag on their official motorcade from today until sunset on the day of his interment.
Kibaki served as Kenya's third president from 2002 to 2012. Kibaki was an economist by profession.
He served diligently the Kenyan people and he is being billed as the most productive president in Kenya's history.