Former President Daniel Moi is dead.
He was born on 2 September 1924, in Kuriengwo, in Rift Valley. He was a Kenyan politician who was the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002.
He passed away at night while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, announced the death through a Presidential Declaration, declared a period of national mourning and said the late would receive a state funeral with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.
“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 in a statement.
“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.”