Feb, 4th 2021 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading Kenyans in marking the first anniversary of the death of former President Daniel Moi, in a remembrance service at Kabarak, Nakuru County.
The president was received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Rongai MP Raymond Moi and other family members. In his speech Raymond Moi, Moi’s eldest son, warned political leaders in attendance against engaging in political talks.
Top political leaders including former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Governors Lee Kinyanjui of Nakuru, Patrick Khaemba of Trans Nzoia, Alex Tolgos of Elgeyo Marakwet and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula are in attendance. A number of religious leaders are also in attendance.
Former President Moi died on the 4th of February 2020 at Nairobi Hospital at the age of 96 after a short illness. He was buried next to his late wife Lena Moi who died in 2004. The private family ceremony is ongoing at the sidelines of his home in Kabarak, Nakuru County.
In his remembrance, governor Tolgos talked of his legacy in the education sector where he left footprints accross the country. He said, “Moi left a great legacy especially on education. He built several schools across the country. He did and achieved much especially for girls and today we are uplifting the boy child.”
He added that Moi would have condemned the current political intolerance due to his enthusiasm for a peaceful country. He said, “If he was here today, he would have condemned what we are seeing among our leaders. I believe all the leaders have something to learn from him. Let us practice peaceful politics to have a peaceful country.”
On the other hand, Governor Khaemba described Moi as a man who loved his country. He said, “He was a great patriot who dedicated all his life to serve the country. He laid a firm foundation that needs to be preserved. He united Kenyans and his legacy should continue to live on.”
He urged leaders to be aware of what they say to the public to maintain peace in the country.