- There is no room for communists in Kenya.
- Statement as Vice-President of Kenya in 1978, as quoted in Kenya : The Quest for Prosperity (1984) by Norman Miller and Rodger Yeager, (second edition 1994) Page 173. ISBN 0813382025
- I am ready to have dialogue with the concerned parties once the nation is calm and the political temperatures are lowered enough for constructive and productive engagement.
- Indicating his willingness to talk with the opposition in the aftermath of a disputed election as quoted in "Kibaki 'open to opposition talks'" at BBC News (3 January 2008)
- I am deeply disturbed by the senseless violence instigated by some leaders in pursuit of their personal political agenda.
- Accusing the opposition of being behind post-election violence, as quoted in "Kibaki 'open to opposition talks'" at BBC News (3 January 2008)
- "He was a man of immense intellectual capabilities and most of us were marvelling at his doctorate thesis which focused on the mathematical solutions using digit zero. As a politician he was a man who choose his words carefully.As a personal and trusted friend whom I had assigned key responsibilities, the loss of Saitoti has been a painful experience to me,"
- Speaking at the George Saitoti burial (16 June 2012) at All Africa
Quotes about Kibaki
- Under President Kibaki's leadership, Kenya is pursuing important reforms, and making the difficult and necessary and rewarding transition to permanent, multiparty democracy. Mr. President, your courage serves the Kenyan people well, and you honor the American people with your visit.