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Kibaki appointed UN envoy on water

By Wilfred Sanya

Added 11th April 2016 10:56 PM

Kibaki contributed to Kenya's water security

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President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya addresses the 60th session of the General Assembly at the United Nations. AFP Photo

Kibaki contributed to Kenya's water security

Former President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki, has been elected as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Special Envoy on Water in Africa.

Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ambassador Mahboub Maalim said this in a press release from Djibouti dated 8 April.

“This appointment mirrors perfectly Kibaki’s vision on water, as it is during his tenure as President of the Republic of Kenya (2002 to 2013) that the country witnessed unprecedented water reforms”, he said.

Maalim said that President Kibaki contributed to the country's water security in a congratulatory letter sent to him.

He added that Kibaki made so many contributions as the third President of Kenya. 

“With his vision on water resources as well as scientific knowledge, Africa has now a Champion and a Leader to help African countries manage their water resources sustainably.

He said this will effectively contribute towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water by all countries", he said.

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