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Emilio Mwai Kibaki, born November 15, 1931, is the current and third President of the republic of Kenya. Kibaki was previously Vice President of Kenya for ten years from 1978–1988 and also held cabinet ministerial positions, including a widely acclaimed stint as Minister for Finance (1969–1981), Minister for Home Affairs (1982–1988) and Minister for Health (1988–1991). After resigning as a cabinet minister in 1991, Kibaki served as an opposition Member of Parliament from 1991 up to his election as Kenya's third president in 2002 after two unsuccessful bids for the Kenyan presidency in 1992 and 1997. He was sworn in on the night of 30 December 2007 for his second term as president after controversially emerging as the 'winner' of a bitterly contested election that was marked by accusations of fraud and widespread irregularities that led to civil unrest. Mwai Kibaki was born in Gatuyaini village in Othaya division of Nyeri District. He is the youngest son of Kikuyu peasants Kibaki...
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