Nairobi — Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has extolled former President Mwai Kibaki’s contribution in the direction of growth within the nation, not solely throughout his 10-year tenure as Head of State but additionally throughout his total time as a public servant.
The retired President, who sadly handed away final week on the prime age of 91 was an ardent golfer at Muthaiga Golf Club and the Patron of the DP World Tour Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship.
Kibaki was amongst 12 people who have been inducted into the Kenya Open Golf Limited Hall of Fame for his important contribution to the match and golf within the nation.
The former longstanding Othaya legislator was till his demise the Patron of the Kenya Golf Union (KGU).
“On behalf of the Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage and the Kenya Golf Union, I would like to take this opportunity to send our heartfelt condolences to the family of the former President of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency Mwai Kibaki. The golfing fraternity in Kenya , Africa and beyond are saddened by the demise of the Patron,” CS Amina mentioned in an announcement.
She added; “The late Kibaki played a major role in the development of golf in the country and through him Kenya had many accolades in golf. He was passionate about golf and faithfully officiated at the Kenya Open golf tournaments with zest and vigour.”
Amina additionally extolled Kibaki’s loyal help in the direction of the Kenya Ladies Golf Union (KLGU).
“Every year, he supported the Ladies Invitation tournament at Muthaiga and facilitated KLGU to participate in international events which exposed our lady golfers to the global arena.”
Kibaki was additionally instrumental in supporting different sporting disciplines within the nation throughout his tenure as President of the Republic of Kenya and Amina says his contribution to the expansion of the trade can be missed.