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WHY MWAI KIBAKI BROTHER LIVED AND DIED POOR

Mwai Kibaki is an Economist and kenyan politician. He was swept to power in 2002, becoming the third president of independent Kenya, ending 24 years of Daniel Arap Moi’s rule, and breaking the hegemonic grip over national politics that the Kenya African National Union (KANU) had maintained since Kenya won its independence from Britain in 1963.

The youngest of eight children, Kibaki was born on November 15, 1931, to tobacco and cattle farmers Kibaki Githinji and Teresia Wanjiku.

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Kibaki had three brothers Bernard Nderitu, Philip Muriithi Samuel Muriithi and one sister Esther Waitherero. However, he was the only one fortunate enough to be taken to school among his siblings.

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Bernard Nderitu Kibaki ,87, died at his home in Kerere village on Monday after collapsing, which the family claim could be pneumonia.

The late Mzee Ndiritu left behind a widow, Martha Njeri, eight children and several grandchildren.

Despite his brother being Rich and famous, Bernard lived a quiet life and was a rural farmer in the village.

In an interview with K24 TV in 2013 just as his brother was about to hand over power to President Uhuru Kenyatta Nderitu revealed that he never sought any financial help from his younger brother but quickly made it clear that he had never lacked food either.

Nderitu revealed that the lack of formal education made it impossible to seek employment even with the help of his powerful brother.

Despite him being poor, revealed that each time Kibaki traveled to their rural home, he always held a seating with his siblings at their homes in a rare show of humility for a leader of his capacity

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