Former President Daniel Moi celebrates 94th birthday

Former President Daniel arap Moi cuts a cake to mark his 94th birthday at his Kabarak Home. [David Kanda, Standard]
Kenya’s second President Daniel arap Moi has turned 94 years old today.

The former president celebrated the occasion with family members led by his son Baringo Senator Gideon Moi at his Kabarak home.

The party was also attended by missionary Reverend Roy Stover and Bill Barnet.

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Earlier, several leaders, including Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos, Tiaty MP William Kamket, his Moiben counterpart Silas Tiren and retired General Lazarus Sumbeiywo, visited to wish the former president well on his birthday.

Mzee Moi urged Kenyans to always be thankful to God for for his blessings.

Moi joined politics in 1955, where he was elected member of the Legislative Council of Rift Valley.

He also founded Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) alongside Ronald Ngala to challenge the Kenya Africa National Union (KANU) led by the first President, Mzee Kenyatta.

He is also remembered for introducing free milk programs for primary school children, which was popularly known as Maziwa Ya Nyayo.

Moi was born on September 2, 1924 and served as the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002.

He served as the third Vice President of Kenya from 1967 to 1978.

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