Former President Daniel arap Moi died on Tuesday at Nairobi Hospital.
Following the demise of Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi, President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that the following be observed:
1. That, in testimony to the respect in which the memory of the Late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is held, the nation will observe a period of national mourning from today until the day of his funeral.
2. The former head of state will be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.
3. That as an expression of public sorrow the flag of the Republic of Kenya shall be flown at half-mast at State House, state lodges, all public buildings and public grounds, all military bases, posts and stations, on all naval vessels of the Republic of Kenya, and elsewhere throughout the Republic of Kenya; from dawn on February 4, 2020 until sunset on the day of the burial.
4. That Kenya's national flag shall be flown at half-mast for the same length of time at all high commissions, embassies, consulates, diplomatic Offices and other facilities of the Republic of Kenya abroad.
Moi died on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital at 5.20am. His son Senator Gideon Moi was by his side.
President Uhuru announced the death of Kenya's second president through a presidential Proclamation.
“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 in the presence of his family,” Kenyatta said.
The Head of State said the nation and the continent were immensely blessed by the dedication and service of the late president who spent almost his entire adult life serving Kenya
“The Late Mzee Moi served us as an educator, a teacher, a legislator, Member of Parliament, a Cabinet Minister, the Vice-President and finally as the President of the Republic of Kenya,” he noted.
Condolences continue to pour in following the death of the late Daniel Moi who was the president for 24 years.
Senate Kenneth Lusaka termed him as an iconic leader and statesman.
“As the dark cloud hangs over our country, we are reminded of our collective indebtedness to this towering figure of our time. Our hearts are not only filled with gratitude for the 24 years that he served as our second President (1978 – 2002), but for the over 55 years of dedicated public service to this Republic,” he stated.
In a statement to the newsrooms, Lusaka said the country shall remember the second President of the Republic of Kenya as a man with sharp wits, extraordinary political savvy, uncommon generosity, firm resolve, and an infectious manner of conjuring in the Kenyan people.