Kibaki condoles the Mboyas

President Mwai Kibaki has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Peter Obonyo Mboya who was killed in a tragic road accident yesterday.

Mboya, 40, was son to one of the first post independence Kenya's Cabinet ministers, the late Tom Mboya.

In his message, President Kibaki said he learnt of the death of Mr. Mboya with deep sorrow and sadness.

The President described the late Mboya as a sociable, humble and kind- hearted person who served his family and the community at large with a remarkable sense of duty.

"The passing on of Peter is not only a big loss to his family but also the entire nation, which he served with commitment and dedication as a lawyer," he said.

President Kibaki said the late Mboya distinguished himself as an incisive thinker, eloquent speaker and a hardworking man who upheld the integrity of his profession with exemplary zeal.

Noting that at the age of 40 the late Mboya had already established one of the leading law firms in the country, he said Mboya leaves behind a rich legacy that will be cherished by his family and the community at large.

The President assured the bereaved family that he shared in their grief during this difficult time of mourning and prayed to God to give them strength and fortitude to bear the loss.