President Museveni with ex Kenya President Mwai Kibaki (Photo: Getty Images/Simon Maiaa)

The government of Uganda has expressed its sympathy after the announcement that Kenya’s former first lady Lucy Kibaki had died in hospital in London.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs tweeted – ‘We mourn with Kenya the death of their former first lady Lucy Kibaki. May her soul rest in peace.’

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President Museveni and Uganda had a close relationship with Mwai Kibaki’s government from 2002 to 2013.

In a show of respect, Makerere University on Tuesday 24th January 2012 during its 62nd Graduation Ceremony awarding an Honorary Doctorate of Laws to the then Kenyan President.

Kibaki studied from Kampala and earned a scholarship to join the then Makerere College (now Makerere University) – where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, History and Political Science. He graduated in 1955 with a First Class Bachelor of Arts degree.