Lucy Kibaki

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Lucy Kibaki
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First Lady of Kenya
In office
30 December 2002 – 9 April 2013
Preceded by Ngina Kenyatta1
Succeeded by Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta
Personal details
Born Lucy Muthoni
1940 (age 73–74)
Mukurwe-ini
Spouse(s) Mwai Kibaki (m. 1962)
Children Jimmy
David Kagai
Tony Githinji
Judy Wanjiku
Residence Nairobi, Kenya

Lucy Muthoni Kibaki (Born 1940[1]) is the wife of former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and former First Lady of Kenya.

Biography[edit]

She was born in Mukurwe-ini to the Rev. John Kagai and Rose Nyachomba, in the Mount Kenya. She was educated at Alliance Girls High School,[2] then trained as a teacher, and rose up to the post of principal in a teacher-training college in Kiambu. She met Mwai Kibaki in 1960. After a two-year romance, the couple married in 1962. They have four children: Judy Wanjiku, Jimmy Kibaki, David Kagai, and Tony Githinji. Mrs. Kibaki is a patron of the Kenya Girl Guides Association.[3]

Charitable work[edit]

Mrs Kibaki is known for supporting disadvantaged and disabled people.[4] She chairs the Organization of the 40 African First Ladies Against HIV/Aids.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phombeah, Gray (2005-05-06). "Kenya's controversial first lady". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Alliance Girls High School: Historical Perspectives". Alliancegirlshigh.com. 1948-02-28. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  3. ^ KBC, 23 February 2007: First Lady assures KGGA of support
  4. ^ a b BBC News, 19 May 2006 Kenyan first lady in Aids storm