Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi Dies At 95

Cheryl Sanders
February 4, 2020

Late retired president, Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, who was also commonly referred to simply as Mzee Moi, ruled Kenya from 1978 to 2022.

On March 11, 2018, Moi was flown to Israel for a knee check-up before returning to the country several days later.

President Uhuru Kenyatta shared a proclamation statement confirming the passing on of Moi.


"He died at his house", in Kenya's west, the relative - who asked to remain anonymous - told AFP. 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.

Moi was president of Kenya for 24 years before relinquishing power in December 2002 to former President Mwai Kibaki.

Kenya is mourning the death of President Moi, has has been unwell for the last few years (PHOTO/File).


According to Wikipedia, Moi became president as a result of the death of the then president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

In 1955 Moi entered politics when he was elected Member of the Legislative Council for Rift Valley.

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi, who kept his country on a relatively stable footing during his tenure but was less successful at reining in poverty and corruption, has died, the office of the president said on Tuesday. He founded the Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) in 1960.


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