Ex-Kenya president arap Moi dies at 95

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Daniel arap Moi

Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has died aged 95.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced in a presidential proclamation on Tuesday morning.

His death was confirmed by his press secretary Lee Njiru.

He passed away at night while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital.

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Sickness

Moi was first hospitalised at Nairobi Hospital on October 28, 2019 and later discharged.

He had just celebrated his 95th birthday. The aging Kenyan leader was having chest complications.

In November 2019, Moi was re-admitted to Nairobi Hospital for routine check-up at the VIP wing, a homely setup.

On Tuesday February 4, President Kenyatta announced Moi had passed on.

Legacy

Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is a Kenyan politician who was the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002.

He became president as a result of the death of the then president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

Through popular agitation and external pressures, he was forced to allow multiparty elections in 1991; he led his party, KANU, to victory in the 1992 and 1997 elections.

Prior to becoming President, he served as the third Vice President of Kenya from 1967 to 1978.

Moi was popularly known to Kenyans as Nyayo, a Swahili word for “footsteps”, as he often said he was following in the footsteps of the first President, Jomo Kenyatta.

He also earned the sobriquet “Professor of Politics” due to his long rule of 24 years, the longest in Kenyan history to date.

At 95, he was currently the oldest living former Kenyan president.

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