Kenya’s third president, Mwai Kibaki has died at the age of 90.

The death of a major personality in Kenyan politics was announced in a statement by the current Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who said the country would observe a period of national mourning from Friday until his burial.

On his decades of political feat in the East African nation, Kibaki once served as vice president to Daniel arap Moi, the man he replaced as president in 2002.

Going memory lane after his second presidential term which ended in 2013, economist left behind a complicated legacy when he stepped down.

Kibaki has also pioneered major economic growth and major infrastructure developments, which was achieved after overseeing a new constitution that brought hope for change,

His political history while serving as president has also been characterized with violence and loss of lives which were triggered by issues which emanated from disputes during the 2007 election.

Kenyatta while reacting to the death of Kibaki sent his condolences with a tribute to the passionate golf player, tagging him as “a quintessential patriot” and recalled “his dignity, his diligence, candor, and concern for the well-being of all Kenyans.”