Former Finance minister Hon David Mwiraria died at Karen Hospital in Nairobi on Thursday. He can best remembered as one of the best performing Finance Ministers since indepence.
He was born on September 3, 1938.
He was the Finance Minister of Kenya from January 2003 to February 2006 during President Mwai Kibaki’s regime. Following allegations that he had been involved in the Anglo Leasing Scandal, he decided to resign as Finance Minister on 1 February 2006.
During the 2007 elections he tried defending his seat as Member of Parliament for North Imenti Constituency on a Party of National Unity ticket but was defeated by Silas Muriuki, who was running on a Mazingira Green Party of Kenya ticket.
Prior to going into elective politics, he had a long and distinguished career in the civil service, serving in various senior positions.
Hon Mwiraria failed to appear in court several times over the Anglo Leasing scam. His lawyer said he was recovering from a hip replacement necessitated by bone cancer.
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