Former Minister David Mwiraria Dies At Karen Hospital

David Mwiraria Dead

Former minister David Mwiraria has succumbed to bone cancer at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi. David Mwiraria has battled the illness for a long time now and bowed out on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment. The Makerere University taught statistician died at the age of 78 years having been born in September 1938.
He served in the cabinet of Mwai Kibaki twice. First as a finance minister, he resigned to pave way for investigations on his alleged involvement in the Anglo leasing scandal that rocked the nation during those times. He later returned after Mwai Kibaki appointed him as an Environment minister.
Around the time of his death, David Mwiraria had pending ongoing cases involving the Anglo leasing scam that led to the loss of billions of Kenya shillings. He featured prominently in the famous leaked John Githongo tape files that exposed the corruption deep rooted in the top leadership of the country.
May he rest in peace.

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