Kibaki misses out on KES 450 million award
02 March 2015, 14:02
Nairobi - Former president Mwai Kibaki has missed out on a KES 450 million prize kitty after losing out on winning the Mo Ibrahim Prize for leadership.
The retired president was winged out of the prize by his Namibian counterpart Hifikepunye Pokamba.
The winner is given the KES 450 million prize spread out over ten years for winning the prize and thereafter KES 18 million a year for life.
Previous Mo Ibrahim Laureates include President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007), President Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008), President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde (2011).
The prize did not celebrate a winner in 2013.
The late South African President Nelson Mandela has also won it as a honorary award.
Kibaki was up for the award following his government's introduction of key life changing projects such as the free primary school education.
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