Lucy Kibaki

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Her Excellency
Lucy Kibaki
Lucy Kibaki.jpg
Former 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 74–75)
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.


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]


  1. ^ Phombeah, Gray (2005-05-06). "Kenya's controversial first lady". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Alliance Girls High School: Historical Perspectives". 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