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RIP: How Kenyans are mourning former President Daniel arap Moi

 Former president Daniel Arap Moi (center) at Kabarak University on June 5,2015.

On  February 4 2020, Kenyans woke up to news of former President Daniel Arap Moi's death, just 12 hours after the Kakamega Primary School tragedy.

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 Former President moi addressing wananchi who met him at JKIA soon after he arrived from Botswana

“Moi has been at the Nairobi Hospital since October 2019 and had not left the facility until his demise,” President Uhuru's Press Secretary Lee Njiru said, adding that the president has ordered that the Kenyan flag be flown at half-mast until the day Moi is buried.

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Since he completed his term as Kenya’s second president, Moi had been in and out of hospital for several years. In the beginning of the year 2017, he underwent a knee surgery at the Aga Khan Hospital after developing complications following a nasty road accident in 2006.

The following year in March 2019, Senator Gideon Moi and personal physician Dr Silverstein accompanied him to Israel for a routine check-up on the operated knee.

 The then Kenya's second President Daniel Moi celebrates after Harambee Stars scored against Mozambique at Nyayo Stadium 1991

Regardless of his health over the last few years, Moi would still receive visitors at his home in Kabarak. From President Uhuru Kenyatta, to the former PM Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and even South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir.

Having been president of Kenya for 24 years, he relinquished power in 2002 to former President Mwai Kibaki

FKenyans on twitter (KOT) have mourned Moi,  recalling the good old days: 

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