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2 weeks ago

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President Moi, 2nd President of Kenya, Kenya Society Member #1 Funeral Service and internment ongoing at his school and home in Kabarak. You may watch the livestream proceedings through KTN link: bit.ly/2Hd70FV ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

The Kenya Society

Retired President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi's State Funeral and National Memorial Service led by the Kenya Military and AIC Milimani respectively is ongoing at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. You may watch the Livestream video brought to you by KTN from the link: bit.ly/39l9pdq.

Rest in Peace Mzee Moi, Kenya Society Member #1.
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3 weeks ago

The Kenya Society

MEMBERS NOTICE: Chairman's Statement on the passing of H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, C.G.H., 1924-2020

Dear Members,

The long life of Kenya’s second President, H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, was well articulated in the Presidential Proclamation issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier today from State House, Nairobi. We, at the Kenya Society, send our condolences to his family and indeed, to the Kenya nation as a whole on this loss. President Moi was our Society’s first Patron and actually our first member. He was guest of honour at our Annual Luncheon held in London in 1996.

President of Kenya for 24 years, he made an extraordinary and historic contribution to modern Kenya. On the death of President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in 1978, he became President by constitutional means when others attempted to thwart due process. He returned Kenya to multi-party democracy in 1992. He did his “constitutional duty”, as he put it, in a famous speech in 2002 when he voluntarily relinquished power – which his political opponents said he would never do. He saw Kenya through turbulent times with regular elections held every five years in the one party and multi-party eras – unlike most African countries. There were criticisms and abuses in his name – but Kenya remained stable and secure despite one armed attempt to overthrow his government in 1982.

On a personal note, I remember a courteous and humble man, virtues which were partly reflected in his modest beginnings. It was indeed a remarkable life.

May he rest in peace.

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