Profile: Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki

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Mwai Kibaki, president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Kenya, will pay a state visit to China from April 29 to May 3 at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Kibaki, born in 1931 in Othaya, Nyeri, Kenya, obtained various degrees in universities, including a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Finance at the London School of Economics.

Kibaki's career in party politics began in December 1960 when he took up the job as the first executive officer of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) that was then at the forefront in the struggle for the country's independence.

After his country gained independence, Kibaki served as a minister first in the ministry of finance and economic planning, then in the ministry of industry and commerce and also in the ministry of finance.

He was vice president from 1979 to 1988 and minister of health from 1988 to 1991.

In December 2002, he was elected as Kenyan president as the candidate of the National Rainbow Alliance (NARC) party. In December 2007 he was reelected as president as the candidate of the Party of National Unity.

Kibaki, born in 1931 in Othaya, Nyeri, Kenya, obtained various degrees in universities, including a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Finance at the London School of Economics.

Kibaki's career in party politics began in December 1960 when he took up the job as the first executive officer of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) that was then at the forefront in the struggle for the country's independence.

After his country gained independence, Kibaki served as a minister first in the ministry of finance and economic planning, then in the ministry of industry and commerce and also in the ministry of finance.

He was vice president from 1979 to 1988 and minister of health from 1988 to 1991.

In December 2002, he was elected as Kenyan president as the candidate of the National Rainbow Alliance (NARC) party. In December 2007 he was reelected as president as the candidate of the Party of National Unity.

Source:Xinhua

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