Philip Mwangi Kibiribiri, Solidarity Leader and Kenyan labor union administrator. Member International Federation of Plantation Agricultural and llied Workers (2d vice chairman in Africa). Later Chairman General, COTU(K).
The Kikuyu are the largest ethnic group in Kenya. They speak the Bantu Kikuyu language as a mother tongue. The term Kikuyu is the Swahili form of the native pronunciation Gĩkũyũ. They are also referred to as the Agĩkũyũ or Nyũmba ya Mũmbi meaning House Of The Potter or Creator. Gĩkũyũ literally means a huge sycamore (mũkũyũ) tree and Agĩkũyũ thus literally refers to the children of the huge sycamore. According to the 2009 Kenya Population & Housing Census, there are an estimated 6,622,576 Gĩkũyũ people in Kenya, about 16.9% of the country's total population.
Kibiribiri, Philip Mwangi was born on July 3, 1933 in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of John Kibiribiri and Lydia Wambui Kringa.
Clerk Medical Department, Muranga Town, Kenya, 1952-1955, Administration, Muranga Town, 1957-1960. Assistant secretary Muranga Farmers Co-op Union, 1961-1962. General secretary Sisal and Coffee Workers Union, Thika Town, Kenya, 1963, West Germany Trade Union Course, Bdnn, Federal Republic Germany, 1964.
Organization director Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union, Nakuru Town, Kenya, 1965-1966, general secretary Kenya, since 1967. Vice chairman general Center Organization of Trade Unions, Nairobi, 1973-1981, chairman general, since 1981.
Member International Federation of Plantation Agricultural and llied Workers (2d vice chairman in Africa).
Married Lily Waruguru Mwangi, October 2, 1954. Children: Kibiribiri, Munyiri, Wambui, Macharia, Muturi, Watrimu, Githaiga.