The body of the late Former President Daniel Arap Moi has been taken to Lee Funeral Home.
The commander-in-chief and current president Uhuru Kenyatta today paid tribute to Moi said,
“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.”
Uhuru continued, “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.”
His body has been taken to Lee Funeral home. Here are some photos
Daniel Moi’s son, Gideon Moi held a press conference in the morning and spoke about the family’s last moments with the iconic leader.
“Mzee passed on this morning at around 5.20am. He went peacefully. We want to thank Kenyans for your prayers,” Gideon Moi said.
“I take this opportunity to give my heartfelt gratitude to all Kenyans and non-Kenyans for the prayers and thoughts you have given to our family and Mzee, thank you.”
Uhuru has made proclamations that Moi will be accorded a state funeral.