Former Kenya Finance Minister David Mwiraria is dead. Mwiraria passed away from cancer on Thursday morning at Karen Hospital. He was 79.
Mwiraria served a Finance Minister from 2003 to 2006 during retired President Mwai Kibaki’s administration. He resigned as a cabinet minister following allegations he was involved in the Anglo Leasing scandal. He was still facing charges related to Anglo Leasing at this time of his death.
He also represented North Imenti Constituency as MP from 2002 to 2007. He ran for re-election in 2007 on a PNU ticket but was defeated by Silas Muriuki. Prior to joining active politics, Mwiraria worked for many years in senior positions in the civil service.