He had witty comebacks, and profound gems too
SEE ALSO :Daniel Moi, lover of Kenyan footballLeaders need to grow a spine… “Leadership requires tolerance. It is not about taking it easy. Sometimes, you’ll be abused. How many times, have I been abused?” You need to read between the lines... “I love you, I can jump over fire and the cliff for you… I will see you on Saturday if it does not rain.” (Moi was reading a love letter from a girl to a boy and questioned the sincerity of the lady’s love who will only see the man when it’s sunny yet claimed to brave fire for him)
SEE ALSO :Uhuru orders flags to fly at half-mastThis quote was used by Mzee Moi at the end of his speeches asking Kenyans to remain calm and loyal to the Kanu regime. “Na hio yote ni maendeleo... tingiza kidole.”/...and that’s all progress ... swing your finger) Moi would use this off-cut remarks whenever he launched various development projects across the country. “Kama yuko mtu ametukana mimi namsamehe. Na kama yuko mtu ambaye nimesema kitu chochote ambayo imeumiza roho yake unisamehe.” /If there is anyone who insulted me, I forgive him. If I said something that hurt you, forgive me). Moi said this in his last National day speech in 2002.
SEE ALSO : Mzee Moi's last journeyLife isn’t always fair… “Every living creature shares sunshine, but we don’t share homes.”
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