Former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi is dead, He was 95 years old. His death was confirmed by his press secretary Lee Njiru.
President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a presidential proclamation announcing the passing on of the retired President. The President on Tuesday announced a period of national mourning on behalf of the passing of Moi.
In a presidential proclamation issued on Tuesday, said the period of national mourning will be observed from today until the day of Moi’s funeral. The Head of State has ordered the flag of Kenya to be flown half-mast as an expression of sorrow.
“It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of a Great African Statesman, H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, the Second President of the Republic of Kenya. His Excellency the Former President passed on at the Nairobi Hospital on the early morning of this 4th February, 2020; in the presence of his family,” president Kenyatta said in a statement.
His Legacy endures in Kenya even to this day, encapsulated in the Nyayo Philosophy of ‘Peace, Love and Unity’ that was his mantra throughout his tenure as our Head of State and Government.”
The Retired President who became president in 1978 following the death of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta the same year was Kenya’s president for 24 years.