Former president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi passed away on Monday night.
As such, Uhuru has made proclamations to honour Kenya’s second president.
“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.”
He added, “Our nation and our continent were immensely blessed by the dedication and service of the late Mzee Moi; who spent almost his entire adult life serving Kenya and Africa in a number of capacities. The late Mzee Moi served us as an educator, a teacher, a legislator, Member of Parliament, a Cabinet minister, the vice-president and finally as the president of the Republic of Kenya.”
“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.
As we mourn the passing of an African Icon, our heartfelt condolences go out to his children, relatives and close friends. We will never forget that even as he served Kenya, Africa and the World; the Late Mzee Moi remained a deeply committed family man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and earnest friend to so many.”
Uhuru then made proclamations to honour the fallen hero.
“In honour of the life and times of the late great Mzee Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, and on behalf of a grateful nation forever indebted to our deceased second president for all his many years of steadfast public service, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, under the authority vested in me as the President of the Republic of Kenya and the Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, do hereby Order and direct: –
1. That in testimony of the respect in which the memory of the late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi is held, the nation will observe a period of national mourning from today until the day of his funeral.
2. That the Late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi shall be accorded a state funeral, with all appropriate civilian and full military honours being rendered and observed.
3. That as an expression of public sorrow, the flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House, state lodges, all public buildings and public grounds, all military bases, posts and stations, on all Naval vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and however elsewhere throughout the Republic of Kenya; from dawn on 4th February 2020 until sunset on the day of the Burial.
4. That our national flag shall be flown at half-mast for the same length of time at all high commissions, embassies, consulates, diplomatic offices and other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad.
May the late Mzee Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi rest in eternal peace.”