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African leaders mourn Daniel Moi

By Ruth Nasejje

Added 4th February 2020 05:27 PM

Leaders such as John Magufuli, Kaguta Museveni among others have sent their condolence messages on Twitter.

African leaders mourn Daniel Moi

Leaders such as John Magufuli, Kaguta Museveni among others have sent their condolence messages on Twitter.

President Museveni welcomes Kenya's Arap Moi in the country in December 2003. (File photo)

DEATH 

Four-time presidential candidate and opposition figure Kizza Besigye has credited the longest-serving president of Kenya Daniel Moi for leading the peaceful transition of power in Kenya.

"His main legacy is affording Kenya a peaceful transition to another leader," Besigye tweeted.

Moi passed on Tuesday morning in a Nairobi hospital.

Besigye also described Moi as a humble, submissive demeanour who emerged to become a skillful statesman. 

 

Former FDC president now Alliance for National transformation leader Mugisha Muntu has also extended his heartfelt condolences to the Kenyan Community.

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is among other African presidents who are mourning Moi.  He tweeted his condolence message at 9:00 am after the news of his passing. 

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of the Second President of the Republic of Kenya, HE Daniel Toroitich arap Moi into eternal light and rest." were the words written by the deputy President of Kenya William Ruto. 

Raila Odinga the African Union High Representative For infrastructure Development who was a teenager when Moi was President has pieced down a statement remembering his struggles.

These included unifying the country, challenges towards a single-party system among others. 

"He strived to hold the country together as he struggled to unite the people, often with mixed results," Odinga wrote. 

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has recollected the circumstances that led to his first encounter with Moi. " I first met Mzee Moi in 1979 after the defeat of Amin," Museveni tweeted. 

 Tweeps across the world have also remembered the fallen leader on their twitter handles. 

WATCH videos below. 

How much did you know Daniel arap Moi? Well here is a mini fact file on his life and time as a former leader of Kenya. 

Keima Kilonzo the Kenyan Ambassador to Uganda was saddened by the news of the former Kenyan president. 

Here is video. 

 

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