Clint Kiprono Moi, son to the late Jonathan Moi has eulogized his grandfather the late Daniel Toroitich Moi as a disciplinarian and a man who loved God.
Speaking at his final send-off, Clint said,
‘Today I find myself in a state of emotions as I pay tribute to my grand father Daniel Toroitich Moi.
He was a man of such great stature that the name Moi was associated with the presidency.
When I was younger the common joke among my peers was ‘Moi wa Uganda ni nani? (who is Uganda’s Moi?)
He was many things to many people but to me he was just simply kuko (grandpa).
Clint added that he is happy that his grandfather has now joined heaven,
‘I was privileged to be Moi’s first grandson and so I grew under the wings one of Africa’s leader.
For us his grand children he instilled the importance of having ambitions, focus, humility and love for christ the giver of all wisdom.
Even as he took his final bow he was still a states man, Baringo’s son and to the people of Baringo thank you for gifting him to us and to Kenyans.
We could not have experienced his greatness without your support.’
On what he would miss most about his grandfather Clint said,
‘I will miss most things about him, his counsel his encouragement his support for his grand kids.
But what I will miss the most is just sitting with him in silence watching National Geographic.
Holidays to us, the Moi’s, will never be the same, the joy when he saw his grandkids was priceless. I bid you farewell kuko.’
Clint went on to add that he is happy his grandfather has rested.
‘I am happy that you are now in heaven with Christ Jesus together with our late gogo Lena, my late father Jonathan and our late cousin Kiprono.
I know you are singing your favourite hymns.’