Dar es Salaam — Former President Jakaya Kikwete will not be a beneficiary of the multi-million dollar Mo-Ibrhaim prize for influential and transformative African Presidents in retirement.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced on Thursday that there would be no winner for the Ibrahim Prize of Achievement in African Leadership for 2015, the fifth time the prize has gone begging since its inception in 2006.
Tanzania would now have two retired presidents who failed to clinch the prize. Former President Benjamin Mkapa who left office in 2005 after serving for 10 years did not qualify for the same prize and was beaten to it by former Mozambican President Joaquim Chisano. Kikwete succeeded him as the country's fourth Head of State.
The Citizen via AllAfrica