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Lucy Kibaki is dead

Former First Lady Lucy Kibaki passed away Tuesday morning in the United Kingdom.

A statement by President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that Mrs Kibaki died while being treated 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.

He said Mrs Kibaki will be remembered for her immense contribution in the development of the country.

"Notable was Her Excellency’s virtues of leadership and commitment to improving wellbeing of Kenyans, in particular her focus on tackling HIV/Aids, which will remain an inspiration to many,” he said.

Mrs Kibaki was admitted to Nairobi Hospital last month and after seeking treatment at Gertrude’s Hospital in Muthaiga.

A family source had confirmed to the Nation that she was flown out of the country for specialised treatment as “it was necessary”.

Source: DN