Kenya and the rest of the world today morning woke up to the sadenning news of the death of their former President Daniel arap Moi and now the cause of his death has been revealed.
Daniel Arap Moi who was also a former teacher before becoming Kenya’s longest serving President and transforming the country’s political landscape died at the Nairobi Hospital in the early hours of February 4, 2020 at the age of 95 years.
Making the announcement in a presidential proclamation, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the former head of State passed on 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," Mr Kenyatta said in a statement.
What was the Cause of Daniel Arap Moi's Death?
At a brief press conference at Nairobi Hospital on Tuesday morning, his son Gideon Moi said his father had passed away peacefully. He also expressed his family's gratitude to Kenyans for the prayers they've been making for the former president.
"I was by his side, and as a family we have accepted. Mine is just to give my heartfelt gratitude to all Kenyans and non-Kenyans for the prayers and thoughts that they have been giving to Mzee and to our family. Thank you all."
His body has been moved to Lee Funeral Home.
Former President Daniel Moi displaying his football skills before the crucial match between the Bunge Team and Kenya poster and Telecommunication team at Moi High school Kabarak on March 23, 1987.#RIPMoi #RIPPresidentMoi #CelebratingMoi pic.twitter.com/w0UJ26s9a9— Game Yetu (@GameYetu) February 4, 2020