Retired President Daniel arap Moi dead
Retired Kenya’s second President Daniel arap Moi is dead.
His passing was announced on Tuesday morning by President Uhuru Kenyatta who has sent his condolences to the family. Mr Moi was to turn 96 this September.
The retired president had been in and out of hospital in the past years.
In Presidential Proclamation, announcing Moi’s death, President Kenyatta announced that Mzee Moi passed on at the Nairobi Hospital on the early on Tuesday morning in the presence of his Family.
“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,” President Kenyatta said.
President Kenyatta hailed the late retired president for his long service to the nation and his immense contribution to African and global politics.
“As a leading figure in the Struggle for Kenya’s Independence, and an ardent Pan-Africanist; the Late Mzee Moi’s Legacy undoubtedly positions him as one of Africa’s Greatest, a Man who made his Nation and the Continent immeasurably better,” the president said.
President Kenyatta also directed that the Flag of the Republic of Kenya 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.
The national flag shall also 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.