Former First Lady Lucy Kibaki is dead. Mama Lucy passed on today morning in the United Kingdom.
In a statement, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Mrs Kibaki died while undergoing treatment at 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,” the statement signed by the President stated.
Born in 1940, Lucy Kibaki was Kenya’s First Lady from 2002 to 2013.
She is survived by her husband Mwai Kibaki and four children Judy Wanjiku, Jimmy Kibaki, David Kagai, and Tony Githinji.
She will be remembered for her no-nonsense attitude, having been feared by State House staff, ministers, politicians and journalists when she was a tenant at the house on the hill.