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Tanzania Names Road After Kibaki As Retirement Gift

more about http://corcoranproductions.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/global/quantity-input.php geneva;”>Kibaki, illness who was in a two day visit to Tanzania on Thursday, purchase attended the renaming was accompanied by host Jakaya Kikwete.

The road which was formerly known as Old Bagamoyo Road will now be known as Mwai Kibaki road in the honour of Kenya 3rd president and becomes the first road in East Africa to be named after him since he took over the presidency after the historic general election in 2002.

The president who has been silent during the campaign period appreciated the recognition by Kinondoni Municipality mayor Yusuf Mwenda. He said Kenya has been in good working condition with the United Republic of Tanzania.

Speaking during a brief ceremony, which was also attended by top government officials from Kenya and Tanzania, President Kibaki, said he was both delighted and surprised by the decision.


“For me, this is an honour which I didn’t expect, but I know this decision reflects the good relationship between our two countries, which started even before liberation,” said Kibaki.

Kibaki promised that Kenya would reciprocate the honour bestowed on him and Kenya which team up in the other 4 countries to form the EAC community.

Kinondoni Mayor Yusuf Mwenda said many of Tanzania’s past and present leaders used the road.

“Mr President, I want you to know that even the founder of the nation Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and several other former leaders lived in this area,” said Mwenda.

Kibaki took the opportunity during his meeting with the elders to bid Tanzanians farewell before he retires next month.

Kibaki together with other head of states saw the signing of customs union in 2005, common market protocol in 2009 and there are plans by the April the third goal post of having common currency signed.

However, Kibaki while in Kampala last year, said that the journey towards attaining political federation is on and therefore there is no need to worry.

He called for relations between Kenya and Tanzania to be strengthened further for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries and East Africa in general.

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