Gideon Moi, one of retired President Moi’s sons eulogized his father as a great man with a sense of humor.
The Baringo senator remembered his father’s love for meat and while addressing mourners at the Nyayo National Stadium, he said,
My father had a love for nyama. I remember telling him the doctor has refused it, but he answered back , ‘unaona daktari hapa?’ (do you see a doctor here?) Nothing came between him and his meat. He was a gentleman not only in his dressing but in his attitude. He taught us to always learn to do the right thing.
Gideon also recounted a time when he crashed his father’s new car and upon reaching home, he carried a bible to face him, little did he know Mzee was aware of the accident.
As a young boy, I could not wait to take the car for a drive, but it got into an accident and it was no more,’ he explained.
My father took one look at me and shook his head and burst into laughter. He had a great sense of humour and that was mzee.
Gideon finished by thanking Kenyans for supporting the Moi’s during this difficult time.
Of all the things my father loved, he most loved you – Kenyans,” he said.