Ideas & Debate Why Kibaki must be pleased with Lapsset The Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor project was and remains a strong corridor concept which former President Mwai Kibaki firmly believed in, and which he was determined to see implemented.
The Bungoma senator said he signed the deal during President Mwai Kibaki’s administration.
The MTDS further shows that debt payment grace period for Kenya has stagnated at 4.5 years down from 6.9 years in 2016 and 10 years before President Uhuru Kenyatta took over from Mwai Kibaki.
ALUMNI Towering technocrats and political heavyweights such as former President Mwai Kibaki, former vice-presidents Moody Awori and George Saitoti and former Cabinet ministers Tom Mboya and John Michuki were former students.
In April 2013, Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as Kenya’s president, and the laidback Mwai Kibaki drove off into retirement.
President Kenyatta’s predecessor, President Mwai Kibaki, had done the heavy lifting for him, by setting up the Ndung’u Commission of Inquiry into illegal and irregular acquisition of public land assets.
As the March 2013 elections were approaching, civil society groups were jittery about the decision by then President Mwai Kibaki to delay gazetting the appointment of inaugural commissioners of the National Land Commission (NLC).
The anti-graft platform of 2002 was immensely boosted by the rallying of a hitherto fractious opposition solidly behind Mr Mwai Kibaki and a populace fatigued by 40-odd years of Kanu rule.
That is what Uhuru did in 2002 when he lost the presidential race to Mwai Kibaki, and partly explains why today he is the head of state.
In January 9 this year, the three Ukambani governors met and among other things, complained that the region has remained largely undeveloped despite Kalonzo Musyoka having been a key decision maker in the governments of president Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki.